Swansea University

8. Academic Misconduct after an Award has been bestowed – Initial Stages

Academic Misconduct After an Award has been Bestowed – Initial Stages
8.1

Where an allegation of academic misconduct arises after an Award has been bestowed the University shall consider the case in accordance with the regulations governing revocation of Award.

8.2

The Director of Academic Integrity shall initially consider the evidence and shall either dismiss the case, or confirm that a prima facie case of academic misconduct exists. The Director of Academic Integrity will then refer the case to the Vice Chancellor or nominee (normally a Pro Vice Chancellor) who will consider the request to establish a Committee of Enquiry. In arriving at a decision, the Vice Chancellor or nominee will consider the evidence available to substantiate the case; the time elapsed since the alleged offence and the broader interests of the University. If a prima facie case exists he/she shall request that a Committee of Enquiry is established to hear the case.

8.3

The Committee of Enquiry shall be conducted in accordance with the regulations below. Where a case is substantiated the Committee shall make a recommendation to Senate on the outcome and any penalty to be applied.