School of Media, Arts and Humanities - for students and staff

Referring cases of academic misconduct to School Investigating Officers


This process is for colleagues currently involved in marking. We have established a new system to share the workload of investigating cases of student academic misconduct fairly amongst the four investigating officers across the School of Media, Arts and Humanities.

If markers/module convenors need to refer a case of suspected academic misconduct, please follow the steps below:

  • Convenor emails the student concerned with a Notice of Advice [DOC]:
    • Use this student friendly wording [DOC] in the main body of the email.
    • Attach the Notice of Advice [DOC] as a Word or PDF attachment.
    • Avoid sending the Notice of Advice on a Friday, over the weekend, or before a public holiday, as the student will not have access to support.
  • Send an email to with the subject line ‘Academic misconduct case referral’ and attach the completed evidence file to your email. This step will enable your case to be referred to one of the School’s Investigating Officers and followed through.

The responsibility for compiling the evidence file lies with the marker and the convenor.

Full information on the University’s policy is at