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Student misconduct

Student misconduct is when you allegedly breach a UTS Rule and your actions are considered 'misconduct'. The misconduct can be academic or non-academic.

Student misconduct at UTS is defined by Rule 16.2 of the Student Rules. Examples of misconduct include but are not limited to:

  • cheating, including purchasing an assignment via the internet or sharing work with another person, and submitting as your own work
  • plagiarism
  • misconduct in exams, including unauthorised material
  • research misconduct
  • fraud, falsely signing documents, forged signatures, false statements
  • impersonating another student, or arranging for anyone to impersonate a student
  • interfering with the freedom of others
  • damage to property
  • bullying, including cyber bullying
  • discrimination
  • harassment
  • inappropriate behaviour
  • not complying with a penalty imposed or a directive issued to you
  • making an unauthorised disclosure and/or misusing Student Security Identification.

Plagiarism is generally dealt with by the faculty. All other student misconduct matters are managed by the Director, Governance Support Unit.

Student misconduct is not a complaint. However, the outcome of a complaint could be that misconduct procedures are brought against you.

Rules on student misconduct

The following sections of the University's Student Rules relate to student misconduct and appeals:

Further information

For further information about student misconduct, see about student misconduct, attending misconduct committees and getting help.