Student academic misconduct

Academic honesty means always giving full credit for any other people's contributions to our own achievements (i.e. by full and correct referencing) and never falsifying the results of any research.

Academic honesty is fundamental to the values promoted by the University and no student should be allowed to obtain for themselves, or for someone else, an unfair advantage as a result of academic dishonesty, whether this is by plagiarism, collusion with another, or cheating.

The University takes any instances of academic misconduct very seriously and expects all of its students to behave in a manner which upholds the principles of academic honesty.

Information about the principles and procedures which will be observed by the University when dealing with an allegation of academic misconduct by both currently registered students and alumni of the University can be found by clicking on the following link:

Student Academic Conduct and Practice

The University uses plagiarism detection tools and will submit students' assessments for originality checking against an archive of previously submitted work, web pages and journal articles. All students' work submitted in this way is then anonymously stored in their archive for use in future checks. By submitting coursework you confirm that all material in the assignment which is not your own work has been properly identified and referenced and that it has not, in whole or part, been presented elsewhere for assessment. You also confirm your consent to the University copying and distributing any or all of your work in any form and using third parties (who may be based outside the EU/EEA) to monitor breaches of regulations, to verify whether your work contains plagiarised material, and for quality assurance purposes.