Academic Regulations

AKADEMIA College offers you

learning experiences that bridge the gap between theory and practice

and can be applied immediately.

> Lifelong learning for the real-life work environment

This combination of

  • knowledge (theory)
  • skills (practice)
  • insight (understanding)

ultimately nurtures a desire to continue learning, which in turn makes the individual’s personal life richer, and his professional life more satisfying and more rewarding.

Mobility Programmes/Erasmus+

It provides opportunities for young people to experience learning mobility in Europe and beyond and for youth workers to develop their interpersonal skills and improve their employment prospects through training and networking opportunities in Europe and beyond.

AKADEMIA COLLEGE has been awarded Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) with participation in Erasmus+ projects and initiatives.

Information that Students give to Akademia College:

  • By registering with the College, we create a file in your name. In this file we add the information you give us when you register.
  • We hold general information about you, such as your name, address, modules and qualifications studied and fee payments, as well as examinations, assessments and course data and results.
  • You may give us information about ‘special categories’ of data, including your racial or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, physical or mental health and any criminal convictions.

Information that is automatically collected:

  • Information about you (cookies) are automatically collected when you enter the college’s network. Without this information, connection to the network is not possible, mainly for better service and security.

Information we receive from third parties:

  • We may contact local authorities in order to determine your student visa or resident status in Cyprus or to help you in visa procedures.
  • We may also contact another organization or educational institution to confirm your qualifications or ask you to contact organizations and/or individuals to submit specific data and/or to certify information you have submitted.

How do we process your personal data?

  • We collect and process a wide range of personal data in order to deliver our services and to support you, effectively manage our operations and meet our legal responsibilities.
  • We use your ‘special categories’ of data for activities including: monitoring equal opportunities, identifying if you need support (in combination with other learning analytics data), informing academic research, providing you with relevant opportunities, and ensuring that the views of students with specific protected characteristics are represented. Information about any disabilities and special requirements you have will also be used to inform the provision of reasonable adjustments and other provisions for your study.
  • You may submit additional ‘special category’ information to us, e.g. medical proof for funding, information about your religion concerning special circumstances needed for an examination, or information relevant to an enquiry or complaint. We only use this information for the purpose for which it was provided.
  • We only process the personal data you provide us when we have a legitimate reason to do so such as:
    • Consent has been given by you
    • It is in the context of fulfilling a contract we have with you
    • Compliance with a legal obligation is enforced by the college
    • It is essential to protect your vital interest (humanitarian purposes e.g. medical emergencies, disaster response)
    • Is part of a task performed in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority by the college
    • It is part of the College's legitimate interest

We undertake to achieve a fair and equitable treatment of your personal data, subject to the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulations (2016/679) and any amendments thereto by applying good practices for the protection of your personal data. Security in maintaining your personal information is a basic principle and any transfer within the college aims to support learning, research and the provision of quality higher education to you.

To ensure the College academic integrity, students must be discouraged from obtaining an unfair academic advantage. In this regard, this policy documents the process of preventing and dealing with plagiarism.

 

To Prevent Plagiarism by Students

1. A statement on plagiarism is presented during the 1st lecture and below:

“Dishonesty in connection with tests, quizzes, or coursework assignments may be cause for dismissal from the College. Plagiarism consists of any representation of another person’s work as one’s own without proper acknowledgment.”

Examples of plagiarism include but are not restricted to:

  • submitting as one’s work a paper which includes a part copied from a book or article without identifying the quoted selection and/or sources,
  • presenting an author’s ideas as though they were your own original ideas, or
  • using work by another student with your name as the author

 

  2. Include an honesty statement for assignments that must be submitted in electronic format.

Below is an example:

‘By the electronic submission of my assignment, I acknowledge I am aware of the ACC Akademia College policy concerning academic honesty, plagiarism, and cheating. I further attest that the work I am submitting is solely my own, and no copy of other work were used to prepare me for this assignment.’

 

3. Students are encouraged to attend plagiarism workshops.

 

4. Provide resources for students to help themselves to avoid plagiarism such as examples of proper citation and plagiarism.

PLAGIARISM DETECTION TOOLS (OPEN ACCESS)

http://plagiarisma.net/

https://plagiarismdetector.net/

https://www.grammarly.com/plagiarism?q=plagiarism

http://www.plagtracker.com/

Contact us

ACC Akademia College 

Eleftheria Avenue 116,

Deryneia 5380

PO Box 36118, Deryneia 5386

CYPRUS

info@akc.ac.cy

(+357) 23 010023

(+357) 23 010024