Types of misconduct
Learn about what actions or behaviours may constitute misconduct.
Academic misconduct can include:
- Misconduct during examinations (see Exam rules and policy)
- Plagiarism (see Plagiarism)
- Contract cheating (or "Ghostwriting")
- Submitting false document to the university, such as medical certificates or altered transcripts.
Non-academic misconduct may include behaviour which is considered a breach of the Student Code (pdf), such as:
- failure to treat staff or other students with courtesy, tolerance and respect
- behaviour that is unlawful, discriminatory, sexually inappropriate, bullying, harassing, invades another's privacy or causes any person to fear for their personal safety
The University has in place various polices that set out the guidelines with respect to responsible research practices. UNSW has developed the Research Code of Conduct (pdf) to meet the standards set out in the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. The University has an associated Procedure for Handling Allegations of Research Misconduct (pdf).