Cheating at exams

The setting in which you participate in the exam changes, and there is therefore an increased risk that you might inadvertently break university rules regarding cheating at exams.

2020.12.14 | Lene Birkegaard Pedersen

Dear students

Many written on-site exams have been converted to take-home exams this semester due to the restrictions imposed by the authorities in order to stem the spread of the Covid-19 virus. This changes the setting in which you participate in the exam, and there is therefore an increased risk that you might inadvertently break university rules regarding cheating at exams. 

In order to avoid cheating at the exam, it is important that you keep in mind that individual written exams must always be taken independently. Even though students for pedagogical reasons may be encouraged to work out solutions in groups during classes, group work during exams is not allowed.

No matter whether the assignment is composed under supervision at a written attendance exam or otherwise without supervision, the individual student must follow the demand that an individual assignment must be composed without assistance from other people (including copying or use of information without proper reference). By handing in an individual assignment, the student guarantees that the assignment has been composed independently.

The University takes exam cheating offences very seriously. Therefore all examiners are required to report students that they suspect of cheating.

If you are found guilty of cheating at the exam, this can have serious consequences for you and your future studies (including expulsion from the university). It is therefore important that you avoid cheating. You can find more information about how to avoid cheating at exams on the study portal.

Students