Record keeping at each stage

It is important that details of all communication regarding the alleged misconduct are kept by the Programme Team, including any emails between staff and also between staff and the student/s.

For assessments, the panel will require the assessment document the alleged misconduct relates to, along with the report from any software used to check the document, for instance Turnitin. If the alleged misconduct involves more than one student, i.e. it appears a student has copied another’s work, then both assessment documents and the relevant reports will need to be provided.

For exams, the panel will require a copy of the student’s exam paper along with the invigilator’s report detailing the alleged incident.

Copies of any communication with the student/s regarding the alleged misconduct should be provided in full, along with any relevant communication between staff members. This includes emails.

Any informal meeting which takes place with the student/s as part of the local investigation should be minuted, and a copy of this provided for the benefit of the panel.

It may be that the student’s lecturer, the Programme Lead, or the student’s Personal Academic Tutor wish to provide additional information about the student or the situation for the panel to take into consideration, and this should be submitted as a written statement. It is acceptable for this to be in email form, if necessary.

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