main content

As members of the academic community, you are responsible for ensuring that your work abides by the conventions and rules of that community. That includes ensuring that the correct citation and referencing conventions are applied in your work when you use or quote the work of other people. This ensures that everyone receives the credit due to them for their work and helps to demonstrate your intellectual integrity.

Developments on the internet and in technology, the fact that essay banks and ghostwriting services now advertise their services freely, the expansion of off-campus learning and the growth in the use of group work and assessed coursework rather than closed examination have increased opportunities for plagiarism. At the same time, increasing pressures on you as students, whether external (i.e. caring responsibilities or the need to undertake paid employment) or internal (i.e. lack of time and doubts about the worth of your own work), have increased the temptation to plagiarise.

Related Links

  • Governance, Management & Policy Team