Bournemouth University upholds values and principles in academic standards and regards any academic misconduct as a serious offence. BU has an obligation to ensure the awards it makes meet certain academic standards and BU students are responsible in ensuring their submitted work meets the academic expectations as required in the assessment brief.

It is your responsibility to be aware of academic offences and avoid committing them. The BU definitions of academic offences and the penalties for them are listed in Academic Offences: Policy and Procedure for Taught Awards.

The brief outline below highlights some of the key areas of BU’s policies and procedures with regards to academic offences and explains some of the more common offences to help ensure you do not unknowingly commit an offence.

Common academic offences