We wish to provide a high standard of guidance to our students so that they are able to understand what plagiarism is and why it is unacceptable, avoid the penalties that can follow the submission of plagiarised work, make proper use of source referencing in order to obtain good marks.

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is the submission for formal assessment of an assignment that incorporates, without proper citation or acknowledgement by means of an accepted referencing standard, the intellectual property or work of a third party.

How can I avoid plagiarism?

To avoid plagiarism, make sure you take time to reference accurately and don't be afraid to ask for help! We've put together a set of resources for you to use as as starting point.

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Are you plagiarism aware?

Why don't you brush up your knowledge of plagiarism with some of the resources on our plagiarism awareness page?