The UNSW Student Code of Conduct underpins Student Conduct and Integrity

Upon your enrolment at UNSW, you share responsibility with us for maintaining a safe, harmonious and tolerant University environment. 

You are required to:

  1. Comply with the University’s conditions of enrolment
  2. Act responsibly, ethically, safely and with integrity
  3. Observe standards of equity and respect in dealing with every member of the UNSW community 
  4. Engage in lawful behaviour
  5. Use and care for University resources in a responsible and appropriate manner
  6. Maintain the University’s reputation and good standing

What is misconduct?

Misconduct at UNSW usually falls in to one of three categories; academic, non-academic or research misconduct. Learn more about what actions or behaviours may constitute misconduct.

The misconduct process

Where the university believes a student may have breached the code, the University may take disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Misconduct Procedures. 

Any student or staff member can raise an allegation of misconduct. All allegations of misconduct are subject to an investigation process. Designated Officers (within Schools, Faculties or Departments), the Student Conduct and Integrity Unit and specifically appointed Investigative Officers have the authority to investigate allegations.

If an allegation is proven, penalties can range from a formal warning to suspension or exclusion, depending on the severity of misconduct. More information can be found  in Appendix B of the Student Misconduct Procedures 

Help & Information

Contract cheating is when a student engages another person to complete work for them, and then submits the work as their own, regardless if money was paid or not.