Plagiarism or Cheating

The University's rules are set out in Regulation 11:

Academic integrity is a very important aspect of study, and the University has strong rules and procedures that it implements where there is a suspicion that plagiarism or cheating has taken place. Most assessed written work is required to be put through the Turnitin website which provides a report on the originality of the work submitted.

Plagiarism is presenting someone else's work as your own. To avoid accusations of plagiarism it is important that sources are referenced fully and in the prescribed manner. If you are unsure how to reference properly make sure you get advice on this from your Department and consult your course handbook.

Cheating can be anything from direct copying from another student to taking unauthorised materials into the exam room.

Being found guilty of cheating or plagiarism can result in severe penalties, so if you are accused of either we would recommend getting advice as early on in the process as possible. This will help you to understand the process and the implications, and hopefully help you navigate the procedures to get the best outcome possible in your particular circumstances.

Places to get advice: Students’ Union Advice Centre, Departmental or University Senior Tutor, Personal Tutor or Supervisor.