Upon your enrolment at UNSW, you share responsibility with us for maintaining a safe, harmonious and tolerant University environment.
Misconduct at UNSW usually falls in to one of three categories; academic, non-academic or research misconduct. Learn more about what actions or behaviours may constitute misconduct.
Breaches of the UNSW Research Code of Conduct occur on a spectrum from minor (less serious) to major (more serious).
Research misconduct is a serious breach of Research Code which is also intentional, reckless or negligent. Falsifying or fabricating research data or results is a common example.
Where the University believes a student may have breached the code, the University may take disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Misconduct Procedures.
Any student or staff member can raise an allegation of misconduct. All allegations of misconduct are subject to an investigation process. Designated Officers (within Schools, Faculties or Departments), the Conduct and Integrity Office and specifically appointed Investigative Officers have the authority to investigate allegations.
If an allegation is proven, penalties can range from a formal warning to suspension or exclusion, depending on the severity of misconduct. More information can be found in Appendix B of the Student Misconduct Procedures.
Cheating is serious and could result in the following outcomes: