If a marker suspects Plagiarism or Collusion they will continue to mark the work as if it is not plagiarised. They will keep a separate copy of the annotated work as evidence and collect evidence for the school Plagiarism officer (“PO”) to review. Evidence could include the original material which has been used or copied and/or a report from ‘Turnitin’.
The PO may look at other work you have completed on your course.
The PO then reviews the evidence and decides whether the plagiarism is of a low, medium or high level.
In low-level cases, the PO may decide not to call a meeting and will instead suggest an appropriate learning package. You can still request a meeting if you would prefer.
If they think that the issue isn't low-level, you will receive a letter inviting you to a plagiarism meeting to consider your case. With this letter, you will usually receive a copy of the ‘Turnitin’ report and an annotated copy of the work in question so that you can see the areas of concern.
This meeting is to establish what has happened and why. You'll be given the opportunity to explain why you think there has been an issue and let the School know of any extenuating circumstances that have been affecting you. You do not have to go it alone, we can attend this meeting with you and provide you with support.