11.1. Communications sent from the College or from the University to an individual student must be regarded as applying to that student only.
11.2. Except insofar as paragraph 6.3.3. applies, the work in the thesis submitted by the candidate must be his/her own and submission of a thesis for examination for the MPhil or PhD degree will be regarded as a declaration of this fact.
11.3. All work submitted as part of the requirements for any examination of the University of London must be expressed in the candidate’s own words and incorporate his/her own ideas and judgements. Plagiarism is the presentation of another person’s thoughts or words as though they were the candidate’s own and is an examination offence. Direct quotations from the published or unpublished work of another must always be clearly identified as such by being placed inside quotation marks, and a full reference to their source must be provided in the proper form. A series of short quotations from several different sources, if not clearly identified as such, constitutes plagiarism as much as does a single unacknowledged long quotation from a single source. Equally, if another person’s ideas or judgements are summarised, the candidate must refer to that person in his/her text, and include the work to which reference is made in the bibliography.
11.4. Allegations of plagiarism will fall to be considered under the Regulations for Proceedings in respect of Examination Offences by Candidates for University Awards, as will any other allegations of examination misconduct, including, but not limited to:
11.4.1. deliberate attempts to represent falsely or unfairly the ideas or work of others;
11.4.2. the invention or fabrication of data;
11.4.3. the submission of work commissioned from another person.
The Regulations for Proceedings in respect of Examination Offences by Candidates for University Awards are available from the Head of the Academic Office of the University. (http://www.london.ac.uk/fileadmin/documents/about/governance/ordinances/Ordinance_015_regulations_para_14_06.pdf).
11.5 If a candidate has entered the examination for the MPhil or PhD degree, but the authorities of a College, or of a Central Activity, or of the University Library, or the University Accountant notify the Head of the Academic Office of the University that he/she has not settled with them or made acceptable arrangements to settle any account outstanding, no report shall be made on the result of the examination until the same authority certifies that payment has been made in full.
11.6 The University has approved a Procedure for Consideration of Appeals by Candidates for Research Degrees, which is available from Head of the Academic Office of the University. An application under the Procedure must be made within two months of notification of the result of the examination to the candidate and be accompanied by the prescribed fee. (see http://www.london.ac.uk/research_degrees).