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Academic Offences, Misconduct, Fitness to Practice, Attendance

As an organisation independent from the University, we are able to provide you with impartial and confidential advice support and information, or representation if required, on any academic issue you may face whilst a student at the University of Lincoln.

Navigating through University’s Academic regulations and disciplinary procedures on your own can be intimidating and over-whelming. At the Advice Centre we can give professional advice and representation with the following issues. We will also support you through the impact these factors can have on your overall wellbeing and studies.



Academic Offences:                       

- Cheating
- Misleading Material
- Misconduct in Research

Misconduct (examples):

-Intentionally or recklessly causing damage to property belonging to University or its members - Bullying, Harassment or defamation (including social media)                         
- Committing or failing to disclose on enrolling, a criminal offence             
- Fraud, deceit, deception or dishonesty relating to the University
- Disruption, obstruction or improper interference with functions, duties or activities of the University, it’s members and visitors.

Fitness to Practice:

For courses where completion of the academic award leads directly to a professional qualification, statutory registration and eligibility to practise, such as…

BSc (Hons) Nursing
BSc (Hons) Social Work
BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science
Master of Pharmacy
MSc Social Work

…you must abide by the University’s regulations and the requirements of the relevant professional body to ensure that you will be a safe and suitable candidate for that profession. If issues regarding your fitness to practice are raised, your Head of School (or equivalent) may judge that it is a fitness to practice issue.


Hopefully you never will be, but if you are contacted by the University about any of the above issues it’s really important you get in touch as soon as possible, as the potential outcomes can be extremely serious.

If you would like to find out more about the process involved or have any questions regarding your academic experience please don't hesitate to get in touch!
Email: advice@lincolnsu.com 
Phone: 01522 837000

Or pop in! Located opposite the Library.

Drop in between 12pm and 2pm Monday - Friday.