Documentation for the panel

Below is a list of essential documentation required by the formal panel, to be provided by the Programme Team:

  • All correspondence with the student/s, including copies of any emails
  • All correspondence between staff regarding the alleged misconduct, including copies of any emails
  • A written record of any meetings with the student/s undertaken as part of the local informal investigation
  • For assessments, the student’s assessment document including any software report, i.e. Turnitin
  • A copy of the assessment information provided to the student, including any guidance
  • If the alleged misconduct involves more than one student copies of all the assessment documents will be required, for comparison
  • If there is evidence of material being plagiarised from an external source copies of this should also be provided, for comparison
  • For exams, a copy of the student’s exam paper along with the written report from the invigilator
  • Any additional details the Programme Team wish to provide, for instance a written statement from a lecturer or the student’s Personal Academic Tutor if there is information it is felt is relevant to the investigation i.e. potential mitigating circumstances

It is also useful for the panel to be informed of academic details such as whether the assessment or exam relates to a core module, which may have an impact on progression, as this can be taken into account when any penalty is being considered. In addition, whilst the panel will not make judgements on previous instances of academic misconduct, if there have been any prior investigations for the student/s where misconduct was proven then details of this should be provided. This will be particularly relevant when penalties are being considered.

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