Good academic practice and plagiarism
These pages provide guidance about how to conform to the academic conventions used at the University and to raise awareness of plagiarism and how to avoid it. They also set out the policies and procedures to be followed if plagiarism or collusion is suspected in work submitted for examination.
Topics covered include:
- the University-wide statement on plagiarism
- guidance from faculties and departments about local conventions
- your responsibilities, why plagiarism matters, using commercial organisations and essay banks, how the University detects and disciplines plagiarism
- information about referencing and study skills
- resources and sources of support
For staff and examiners
- policies and procedures to be followed if plagiarism or collusion is suspected in submitted work
- the General Board's requirements of Faculty Boards with regards to plagiarism and good academic practice
- policy on the use of Turnitin UK text-matching software
- forms of plagiarism and collusion with ideas for reducing the incidence of these transgressions
- resources and contacts
The University's statement on proofreading can be found here.