• Case ref:
  • Date:
    March 2017
  • Body:
    Heriot-Watt University
  • Sector(s):
  • Subject:
    student discipline
  • Outcome:
    Not duly made or withdrawn, no recommendations


Mr C complained about the university's response to allegations of plagiarism. In particular, he complained that the university had failed to follow procedures in the disciplinary process, and that they failed to follow procedures in relation to his academic appeal.

The university accepted that there had been failings and made a proposal for resolution, which Mr C was unhappy with.

The university agreed to re-open Mr C's complaint with a view to trying to reach a resolution, and Mr C was advised that he could bring his complaint to us in the event that he remained unhappy.