Dear , - The University of Sydney

LETTER F – Finding of Dishonest Plagiarism or Academic Dishonesty (Less than
Student Misconduct) after Non-attendance of Interview
Role, School
Written Warning against Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty
The School of [School] wrote to you on [date of Letter A] to inform you of allegations of
[Preliminary view] in relation to [unit/s of study code and name + assessment].
The correspondence from the School stated a reasonable time frame for you to respond.
You did not respond to this correspondence. You did not attend the scheduled interview
to discuss and respond to these allegations.
As you have not participated in the process, the School was unable to apply your
response in forming a decision as to whether you have engaged in [Preliminary view].
Consequently, the School has undertaken an assessment as set out in the Policy. The
School has concluded that your conduct constituted [Dishonest Plagiarism/Academic
In this instance, the School has decided it is appropriate that:
[You resubmit the work for assessment – provide due dates, where to submit,
assessment guidelines and marking criteria, etc], and/or
[You undertake another assessment in the form of XX – provide due date, where
to submit, assessment guidelines and marking criteria, etc], and/or
[You undertake remedial action in the form of XX], and/or
[A fail mark for all/part of the exam/assignment be applied], and/or
[A mark penalty be applied for the assessment/the reassessment – explain what
the penalty will be, consequences, etc], and/or
[A fail grade be applied for the unit of study.]
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
ABN 15 211 513 464
This correspondence constitutes a Written Warning in accordance with Clause 5.8.1 of
the Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism in Coursework Policy 2012.
The consequences of Plagiarism and/or Academic Dishonesty at any time in the future in
any unit of study may be referral to the Registrar as constituting potential student
misconduct under Chapter 8 of the University of Sydney By-Laws 1999 (as amended).
Please be advised that a copy of this Written Warning is placed on a central file
maintained by the Registrar.
It is the School’s view that your future academic performance may be enhanced by
attending appropriate Learning Centre workshops. The Learning Centre provides
resources for students to build and extend the skills they need for study and research at
University. Suggested workshops include:
Critical Reading of Research Articles
Essay Writing
Writing in an Academic Style
Quoting, Summarising and Paraphrasing Evidence
Language Strategies for Referring to Evidence
Quoting, Summarising and Paraphrasing Evidence
You will find attached to this letter:
Referencing guidelines relevant to the unit [if relevant to the student’s case]
A brochure on various University Services available to you
You are required to sign and date the acknowledgement slip at the back of this
letter and return it to me. Please also retain a copy for yourself. By signing and
dating, you acknowledge you have received the information provided in this letter.
If you are dissatisfied with this academic decision you may appeal to the Faculty of
Science within 15 business days from the date of this letter. Information on appealing can
be found at:
Yours sincerely,
[Role], [School]
Cc Registrar, Student Affairs Unit
Cc Appeals Officer, Faculty of Science
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ----------------Acknowledgement Slip:
I, (student name, student number), acknowledge receipt of a Written Warning.
Student Signature
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