Student Conduct

All students at the University of Glasgow are expected to adhere to the University’s Code of Student Conduct, and action is taken against those students alleged to have breached this Code. Students are representatives of the University and as such are expected to behave appropriately.

A suspected breach can be reported by any member of staff in the University and associated bodies, another student, or a member of the public. Behaviour that might breach the Code includes:

  • academic misconduct (plagiarism, misconduct in examinations, using essay writing services)
  • violent, harassing or threatening behaviour
  • dishonest or fraudulent behaviour
  • use or supply of drugs

Certain breaches can be dealt with by your School (for example, first instances of plagiarism in 1st and 2nd year), while others have to be referred to the Senate Assessors for Student Conduct. Very serious matters will be escalated to the Senate Student Conduct Committee.

If you wish to report an offence that might also be a criminal offence, or if you have been accused of a criminal offence yourself, please read the guidance on reporting potentially criminal matters (this page is currently being updated - please refer to the Code of Student Conduct).

Below you will find the answers to the questions students most frequently ask about student conduct. If you have another question or concern that is not addressed here, please contact the Senate Office -

You should also consult the Learning Enhancement & Academic Development Service (LEADS) plagiarism resource if you have questions or concerns about plagiarism.

Frequently Asked Questions

This page is currently being updated - please refer to the Code of Student Conduct.