Academic issues

Every now and again some things don’t go the way you expect them to. Sometimes this can look like grades that you don’t agree with or issues around academic integrity. SANITI is here to guide and assist you through these processes.


Firstly, approach your tutor if you receive a grade that you don’t agree with. Ask them what the options are. If you don’t feel comfortable doing so, you can approach your programme support lead. If you are not aware of who this person is, reach out to SANITI or NMIT and they can let you know.

If you’re still not happy with the result, come and talk to SANITI. We can assist you with this process and advise you on your options.


If you are needing an extension for your assignment, contact your tutor directly. If they do not respond, contact your programme area lead. They will be able to assist you with the extension process.

Note extensions need to be applied for and approved prior to the submission date. You need to have a valid reason for this.

If you have any issues with this process, contact us to support you.


When you use the same words or someone else’s ideas and hand it in as your own work this is considered plagiarism. This is not accepted at any level of study.

You cannot use other people’s work without citing it. Whether you found it in a book, in the library or on the internet, you need to reference it correctly.

NMIT offers referencing guides to help you get it right, checkout the Referencing Guide. Alternatively, Learner Services is also available to assist you with this, request library, study and wellbeing services.

View the NMIT Academic Integrity Policy here.


Turnitin provides a service for checking academic work for possible sources of plagiarism. NMIT enables students to check their Turnitin reports on Moodle, prior to formally submitting assignments.


Generative Artificial Intelligence, also known as AI is relatively new and progressive. The NMIT AI Policy was developed in 2023 and is adapting with the constant changes in technology. It’s important for students to refer to this document before using AI in any of their course work and academic assessments. See Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Guidelines for Ākonga (students).