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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 Annabel Watson & Alun Withey

Communications, Drama & Film

Alex Taylor (Communications), Michael Pearce (Drama) & Joe Kember (Film)
English and Creative Writing Elliot Kendall
Languages, Cultures and Visual Studies Daniel Fountain
Classics, Ancient Religion and Theology David Leith
Archaeology and History Stephen Rippon and Semih Celik
Social and Political Sciences, Philosophy and Anthropology Shane Glackin (SPA) & John Heathershaw (Politics)
The Law School Chunping Bush, Robert Herian & David Tyzack

School of Education

Laura Guihen and Victoria Wong
Penryn (Humanities, Politics and Law School) Kristofer Allerfeldt 
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies Marc Valeri
HLS - Senior Academic Conduct Officers

Kevin Brandom (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 Hannah Sherbersky
Health and Care Professions  Hairil Abdul Razak (Medical Imaging) & Susan Clompus (Nursing)

Health and Community Sciences (PGT)

Becca Lovell 

Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

Wondwossen Abate, Alex Clarke, Tom Ridler, Vikki Moye & Rebecca Lovell
Public Health and Sport Sciences Will Young & Matt Campbell

ESE - Senior Academic Conduct Officers

Asif Tahir

Mohammad Akrami

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


Dong Wang (Streatham) & Asif Tahir (Penryn - Renewable Energy Engineering)

Physics and Astronomy

Alex Corbett

Geography (Streatham)

Eliott Rooke

Mathematics and Statistics Vadim Biktashev 
Computer Science Yulei Wu
Earth and Environmental Sciences Penryn (CGES, CSM and Maths) Sarah Crowley (CGES), Clemens Ullman (CSM) and Mark Callaway (Maths)
Ecology and Conservation Andy McGowan
Finance and Accounting 

Cherie Chen, Jinlin Li & Anthony Wood


Suzana Pavic, Graham Perkins, Chris Reedthomas, Michael Rowlinson & Fiona Smith

SITE (Management)  /  Management & Marketing 

Eunice Oppon (Penryn) / Salimeh Pour Mohammad /  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:

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical SciencesCollege of HumanitiesCollege of Life and Environmental SciencesCollege of Medicine and HealthCollege of Social Sciences and International StudiesUniversity of Exeter Business School
Computing Academic Honesty Module for College Biosciences Academic Honesty Module for College Graduate School of Education First Years and direct-entry Second Years
CSM & Renewable Energy Academic Honesty Module for College (Penryn) Biosciences (Penryn)   Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies Second Years
Engineering Archaeology Geography   Law School Third Years
Mathematics Art History and Visual Culture Geography (Penryn)   Politics Post Graduates
Natural Sciences (Penryn) Classics and Ancient History Psychology   Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology Penryn Students
Physics and Astronomy Drama Sports and Health Sciences   Strategy and Security Institute  
  Liberal Arts        
  Modern Languages        
  Theology and Religion        

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 Peter O’Rourke (

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:

Wednesday 16th March 14.35-15.25 Sign up

Friday 18th March 16.35-17.25 (online) Sign up

Monday 21st March 12.35-13.25 Sign up

Wednesday 23rd March 10.35-11.25 (online) Sign up

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.