Consequences of plagiarism
Any student who has committed plagiarism may be subject to one or more of the following consequences:
Educative measures – A course teacher may require a student to rewrite and resubmit a piece of work, may issue an oral or written warning, may advise a student to seek additional guidance on proper academic practice of writing, citation and referencing, etc.
Academic consequences – Where plagiarism is identified, a student’s work will be assessed on the basis of its academic merit and the prescribed assessment criteria, and sometimes this will lead to a fail grade for that particular piece of work.
Disciplinary action – There may also be disciplinary action, such as a reprimand, fine, withdrawal, suspension, and even expulsion from the University. Disciplinary action may be taken even after graduation and may lead to the deprivation of an academic qualification already awarded.