Cheating and Plagiarism
If it is found that you have cheated or plagiarised then there are a number of penalties that can be imposed against you, including permanent exclusion from the University.
The University takes instances of cheating, plagiarism, malpractice and fraudulent or fabricated coursework very seriously. Make sure you understand the definitions, and find out how to avoid plagiarism through proper referencing.
Declarations of Academic Integrity
When you submit for assessment you are declaring to the University that your work is your own.
Students found to have submitted any work as their own that was prepared by someone else, are regarded as committing a serious offence of academic malpractice, and the default penalty is exclusion from the University.
Cheating in exams
If you attempt to gain unfair advantage during an exam, or break any of our exam conduct rules this is classed as cheating.
Plagiarism is defined as presenting someone elses work, in whole or in part, as your own. Work means any intellectual output, and typically includes text, data, images, sound or performance.
Fraudulent or Fabricated Coursework
If you knowingly submit work that has been fabricated or is untrue, you could face severe penalties.