2.3       Academic integrity

Students and staff are expected to commit to the values of academic integrity and to uphold high standards. The core values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage form the foundations of the University’s approach. Academic integrity is integral to university study and academic life.

Students are responsible, with appropriate guidance, for adopting academic integrity in all areas of their studies, including in relation to assessment. The academic integrity approach contributes to students’ personal and intellectual development within a community and culture of learning.

The University combines developing and nurturing academic integrity with a recognition that transgressions undermine its core values. Academic misconduct is taken seriously, and suspected transgressions are investigated, with a set of penalties available when academic misconduct has been proven.

The academic integrity policy (available at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/academic-quality/academic-integrity/), which applies to all levels of study, sets out the University’s approach and defines a common understanding of academic integrity, including on its values and on responsibilities.