What do we mean by “good study practices”?
Academic integrity rests on the same practices and skills, as does academic excellence. If you develop and apply these practices and skills, your work will not just be truly your own, but also the best that it can be.
What do we mean by “shared values”?
Integrity is one of the University’s defining values, meaning that we share a commitment to openness and honesty in our words and actions. This extends to everyone – staff and students alike – and to all aspects of University life.
Declarations of Academic Integrity
When you submit for assessment, you are declaring to the University that your work is your own.
Claiming credit for someone else’s work: Plagiarism
You must not present someone else’s work, in whole or in part, as your own. Plagiarism may be deliberate or accidental. Work means any intellectual output, and typically includes text, data, images, designs, sound and performance.
Allowing someone else to do your work for you
There are a number of reasons why you must not allow someone else to do your work for you; so that they
Including made-up content in your assessments
Your work, such as reports of laboratory or practical work, or dissertation research results, must not contain material that is untrue and/or made up.
Re-using your own work
You must not re-use exactly the same work that you have previously submitted for assessment, either at this University, or for credit at school, college or any other educational institution.
Working with others on individual assessments: Collusion
You must not work with others on assessment intended to be produced independently. Such actions may be deliberate or accidental and cover all stages of the preparation, composition, editing and submission of work for assessment.
Rule-Breaking in Exams and Timed Online Assessments
You must not attempt to gain unfair advantage by accessing questions in advance; bringing unauthorised items into an exam; copying or accessing unauthorised information; communicating with other students, or any other breach of rules on exams and on-line tests.