Examination Regulations and Student Handbook

The Examination Regulations will be the definitive reference for your detailed examination syllabus, including specific submission deadlines and the general University requirements that qualify you to sit for a degree. You will not be given a hard copy of this, as only certain sections will relate directly to your course – please ensure you read these.

The University’s Student Handbook (incorporating the Proctors’ and Assessor’s Memorandum) contains valuable information on University procedures, requirements and conduct.

Departmental handbooks will present much of the subject-specific examination information for you, but you are expected to have read and to rely upon the relevant sections of the Examination Regulations which will take precedence over any information in the Undergraduate and Graduate departmental Student Handbooks. 


Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else’s work without acknowledgement as if it were your own. Typically, this involves copying an essay from another student or from the internet, or copying passages from a book without quotation marks and a clear page reference. It is a very serious offence to plagiarise someone else’s work, and there are serious academic penalties which may include the offender being sent down from the College and the University. Please be aware that poor academic work practices, such as copying sections directly from academic articles into your notes for information, might lead to unintentional plagiarism, but that unintentional offences will still be dealt with severely by the University and the College as ‘reckless’ plagiarism.

Students sometimes share their academic work and notes with other students, and these can be good sources of information. However, the student who allows their work to be plagiarised will be penalised just as heavily as will the person plagiarising. Students are warned, therefore, to be discerning about sharing work. Any acceptable sharing will probably be on a reciprocal basis after both parties have completed the relevant assignment. 

You should ensure that you are familiar with the University guidelines regarding plagiarism.