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Why bother with a post grad? Are they even worth it? Have your say! 26-10-2016
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    Hello people,A few weeks ago a Lab Report was due for my course and is worth 25% of the module marks. While writing the lab report me and my lab partner were chatting over texts and said they were stuggling with it and asked for help, I tried to help but they was still struggling and asked if I could show them a copy of mine, I was abit iffy about this but decided to help because I trusted them and we had worked together since starting Uni. So I sent a draft and they managed to finish on time. Yesterday I recieved my mark for the lab report and I was surprised to see that it had a note attached which said that I had been referred to the school representative for academic misconduct for having a 49% similarity to my Lab Partners work! I checked the highlighted lines to see which areas had been flagged and there are whole paragraphs which had been copied word for word! I feel like a complete fool and have been used and now my education has been jeopardized! In a panic I emailed my tutor, who also reported it, and have told her the truth about what has happened and have messaged my lab partner who seems to be scared. I am waiting for a reply from my tutor who is currently unavailable until the 12th May.I am wondering if I have done the right thing so far and if there is anything else I can do? What are going to be the likely consequences? I am completly stressed out , which isn't helping my anxiety, and am finding it really hard to concentrate and have my exams next week. Can anybody offer some advice and has anybody gone through anything similar?Thanks.

    The truth is you'll have to wait and see, but their most likely reaction is you'll get a warning rather than academic suspension/expulsion. For your marks you'll probably get a 0, or maybe a 40 or a resit if they're feeling generous.

    Agree with above. You are likely to get some form of sanction because you have assisted/colluded with your friend a bit beyond what is expected by sharing your work. I cant see a suspension or expulsion either. I can see 0 or 40 and a warning.

    I would just get your story straight and emphasise you have veen naive and didnt know anything. You have the draft copies on your pc to show you created it.

    For your friend, then they have a right to be worried because they have been stupid and plagiarised your work. They could suspend or expel them. Be prepared for your friend either telling the ruth or trying to spon the events to save themselves. Crazy foolish thing for them to do as they could have gotten round the issue easily. I wonder if they test it lab partner v lab partner or against everyones. What a waste.
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