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Good academic practice guide

The University takes academic conduct very seriously and expects all of its students to behave in a manner which upholds the principles of academic honesty. The University therefore provides students with a range of services to help students understand the importance of academic honesty and ways to improve their academic practice.

Each Discipline appoints an Academic Conduct Officer and each College appoints a Senior Academic Conduct Officer who provide information and guidance on the academic conduct process and good academic practice, as well as conducting any academic conduct investigation. Please note that for matters relating to in person invigilated exam conduct you will need to contact instead of your departmental Conduct Officers.

Please find a list below of Senior Academic Conduct Officers and Academic Conduct Officers below:

Faculty / DepartmentSenior / Academic Misconduct Officer
HASS - Senior Academic Conduct Officers Shane Glackin and Victoria Hamlyn

Communications, Drama & Film

Haili Li
English and Creative Writing Niall Allsopp
Languages, Cultures and Visual Studies Fernando Concha
Classics, Ancient Religion and Theology Jonathan Hill
Archaeology and History Alex Pryor and Semih Celik
Social and Political Sciences, Philosophy and Anthropology Jessica Groling and Sandra Kroger
The Law School Chunping Bush, Robert Herian & Malcolm Rogge

School of Education

Laura Guihen and Victoria Wong
Penryn (Humanities, Politics and Law School) Samer Bakkour
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies Ross Porter
HLS - Senior Academic Conduct Officers

Alex Clarke (Clinical & Biomedical Sciences, Health & Community Sciences and Health & Care professions

Matt Campbell (Biosciences, Psychology and Public Health & Sport Sciences)


Tetsu Kudoh (Streatham)
Psychology Andy Higginson
CEDAR Faye Small
Health and Care Professions  Hairil Abdul Razak (Medical Imaging) & Victoria Sadler (Nursing)

Health and Community Sciences (PGT)

Becca Lovell 

Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

Wondwossen Abate, Erum Erum, Tom Ridler, Vikki Moye & Rebecca Lovell
Public Health and Sport Sciences Matthew Black & Matt Campbell

ESE - Senior Academic Conduct Officers

Asif Tahir

Mohammad Akrami

Eva Poen (Business School)
Sarah Bailey (Business School)
Giancarlo Ianulardo (Business School)

Idika Uduma (Business School)

Samuel Odewunmi (Business School)

Anthony Wood (Business School)


Halim Alwi and Andres Felipe Alonso Rodriguez 

Physics and Astronomy

Alex Corbett

Geography (Streatham)

Eliott Rooke

Mathematics and Statistics Vadim Biktashev 
Computer Science Zeliang Wang
Earth and Environmental Sciences Penryn (CGES, CSM and Maths) Sarah Crowley (CGES), Clemens Ullman (CSM) and Mark Callaway (Maths)
Ecology and Conservation (Penryn) Erik Postma
Finance and Accounting 

Cherie Chen, Jinlin Li & Anthony Wood


Idika Uduma, Chris Reedthomas, Michael Rowlinson, Fiona Smith and Rom Okeke

SITE (Management)  /  Management & Marketing 

Eunice Oppon (Penryn) /  Emma Wood / Ji Han

Economics  Amy Binner, Samuel Odewunmi & Olayinka (Yinks) Oyekola
Apprenticeships  Alison Sydenham
INTO - Senior Academic Conduct Officer Daniel Moore
International Year One in Business Chris Cross
International Year One in Psychology & International Year One in Bioscience Soo Yim
International Year One in Engineering & International Year One in Maths Robyn Levine
International Foundation Ben Jacobs
International Foundation  James Merrett
Graduate Diploma Luke Adams
Graduate Diploma  Areeya (Amy) Srisai
Pre-Sessional Antonia Paterson
Academic English Rebecca Michel
In-Sessional  & TESOL Emma Sweeney

» FAQ guide on Academic Conduct Investigations


Each Discipline has its own Academic Honesty module on ELE, which explains academic honesty in detail and also provides the academic conventions followed the Discipline. Students are expected to take this module when they begin their studies and are strongly encouraged to retake the module at the start of each year.

Please find a link to module for your Discipline in the table below:


Faculty of Environment,Science and Economy Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Science
Computer Science Biosciences Streatham Arab and Islamic Studies
Earth and Environmental Sciences (including the Cambourne School of Mines) Biosciences Penryn Archaeology and History
Ecology and Conservation Health and Care Professions Classics, Ancient History, Religion and Theology
Engineering Psychology Communications, Drama and Film
Geography University of Exeter Medical School English and Creative Writing
Mathematics and Statistics Clinical and Biomedical Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences, Penryn (Cornwall)
Physics and Astronomy Health and Comunity Sciences Languages, Cultures and Visual Studies
University of Exeter Business School Public Health and Sport Sciences Law School
Streatham Campus   School of Education
Penryn Campus   Social and Political Sciences, Philosophy and Athropology


For those on a Flexible Combined Honours programme, a bespoke module for the programme is available here.


Study Zone advisers can help students to develop personal learning strategies and discuss specific questions relating to students work. Students can develop their skills as critical thinkers and writers, learn new tips, and improve their academic performance.

For more information on the Study Zone please visit their website.

LibGuides is a collection of online resources and guides to aid students with their academic practices. LibGuides also contains full guides on referencing conventions for reference systems used by the University.

You can find the full catalogue here.

Additionally, the Students' Guild has produced a Reference Right Website for all students to use: Reference Right (

As a University of Exeter student, you have access to the on-demand Studiosity service to help you with your studies. Studiosity can provide writing feedback and live, expert assistance with core subject knowledge.

Please find below a link to your College’s Studiosity ELE page for more information:

English Language Skills Development (The Insessional programme) is a university-funded programme open to all students who are non-native speakers of English. They provide an extensive range of workshops, courses, online resources and one-to-one tutorials in English for academic purposes and social and cultural English. They can give guidance and advice on the many language factors associated with good academic practice, including: strategies for reading, paraphrase and summary, incorporating sources into writing, and referencing. You can find out more about the programme by visiting the website

In order to participate you should register with the programme here. If you are not sure which type of support is most appropriate, please email If you are a tutor and would like to refer a student for specific support, please email Emma Sweeney in the first instance. 

Workshops on Avoiding Plagiarism and Practical Skills for Paraphrasing

This class will offer opportunities to develop your skills for incorporating sources more effectively and responsibly. You will:

  • Review academic honesty rules and what they mean for writing.
  • Explore what effective paraphrase looks like.
  • Complete a guided practical paraphrase task.

You will leave with a toolkit of practical strategies to use in future assignment writing.

Students are able to book onto the insessional workshops by following the links below:

To be confirmed shortly.

These insessional workshops are run in conjunction with the University's Academic Conduct policy and do not replace any meetings you may be required to attend for that purpose.