Rules, Assessment Offences and Cheating
Your personal success as an International Programmes student rests on your performance in assessments taken throughout the course of your programme.
It is important therefore that you meet the certain basic standards expected of you during the assessment process, ranging from your conduct in the examination hall to the way you cite references in coursework submissions. The rules and regulations for assessment are in place to ensure fairness for all students and that University of London examinations maintain their integrity.
Every year however we uncover incidents where students have broken the rules for assessment. The University takes these cases very seriously.
If we receive a report claiming that you have committed an offence, your results for the year will automatically be withheld whilst your case is investigated. Students who are found to be guilty of breaking the rules may receive a penalty, ranging from a warning, through to cancellation of a module, an entire year’s work or, in very serious cases, termination of registration.
You should seek out and remind yourself of the standards you should meet whenever you are approaching assessment. You can do this by:
- consulting the appropriate sections in the General Regulations, Programme Regulations, Student Guide and Programme Handbook.
- reading material posted on your programme’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
- reading information provided to you with your examination admission notice.
Further information on rules for examinations.
Further information on rules for coursework.