Academic Misconduct appeals

You can appeal against the outcome of a departmental Academic Misconduct hearing.

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You can only make an appeal if you have received a final decision after a hearing conducted by the Chair of the Board of Examiners (step five in the Academic Misconduct Process Flow Chart (PDF)).

Academic misconduct is defined as any attempt by a student to gain an unfair advantage in any assessment. The term academic misconduct includes all forms of cheating, plagiarism, and collusion. It is a disciplinary offence for a student to cheat or attempt to cheat in an assessment. Goldsmiths maintains procedures for defining and dealing with poor academic practice or academic misconduct.

Students will usually be informed of an Academic misconduct allegation by their department.

You can challenge a finding of Assessment Misconduct or a penalty imposed by the Chair of a Board of Examiners following a Hearing. For more information including the grounds for appeal see the Academic Misconduct Policy and Procedures (PDF).

The challenge process is managed by the Appeals and Complaints Team.

You may wish to see advice from the Goldsmiths Students' Union Advice Team. Your tutor or another member of staff in your Department may also be able to explain the process to you.