Good academic practice guide
The University takes academic conduct very seriously and expects all of its students to behave in a manner which upholds the principles of academic honesty. The University therefore provides students with a range of services to help students understand the importance of academic honesty and ways to improve their academic practice.
Each Discipline appoints an Academic Conduct Officer and each College appoints a Senior Academic Conduct Officer who provide information and guidance on the academic conduct process and good academic practice, as well as conducting any academic conduct investigation. Please note that for matters relating to in person invigilated exam conduct you will need to contact email@example.com instead of your departmental Conduct Officers.
Please find a list below of Senior Academic Conduct Officers and Academic Conduct Officers below:
Each Discipline has its own Academic Honesty module on ELE, which explains academic honesty in detail and also provides the academic conventions followed the Discipline. Students are expected to take this module when they begin their studies and are strongly encouraged to retake the module at the start of each year.
Please find a link to module for your Discipline in the table below:
|Faculty of Environment,Science and Economy
|Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
|Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Science
|Arab and Islamic Studies
|Earth and Environmental Sciences (including the Cambourne School of Mines)
|Archaeology and History
|Ecology and Conservation
|Health and Care Professions
|Classics, Ancient History, Religion and Theology
|Communications, Drama and Film
|University of Exeter Medical School
|English and Creative Writing
|Mathematics and Statistics
|Clinical and Biomedical Sciences
|Humanities and Social Sciences, Penryn (Cornwall)
|Physics and Astronomy
|Health and Comunity Sciences
|Languages, Cultures and Visual Studies
|University of Exeter Business School
|Public Health and Sport Sciences
|School of Education
|Social and Political Sciences, Philosophy and Athropology
For those on a Flexible Combined Honours programme, a bespoke module for the programme is available here.
Study Zone advisers can help students to develop personal learning strategies and discuss specific questions relating to students work. Students can develop their skills as critical thinkers and writers, learn new tips, and improve their academic performance.
For more information on the Study Zone please visit their website.
LibGuides is a collection of online resources and guides to aid students with their academic practices. LibGuides also contains full guides on referencing conventions for reference systems used by the University.
You can find the full catalogue here.
Additionally, the Students' Guild has produced a Reference Right Website for all students to use: Reference Right (exeterguild.com).
As a University of Exeter student, you have access to the on-demand Studiosity service to help you with your studies. Studiosity can provide writing feedback and live, expert assistance with core subject knowledge.
Please find below a link to your College’s Studiosity ELE page for more information:
English Language Skills Development (The Insessional programme) is a university-funded programme open to all students who are non-native speakers of English. They provide an extensive range of workshops, courses, online resources and one-to-one tutorials in English for academic purposes and social and cultural English. They can give guidance and advice on the many language factors associated with good academic practice, including: strategies for reading, paraphrase and summary, incorporating sources into writing, and referencing. You can find out more about the programme by visiting the website https://www.exeter.ac.uk/into/englishlanguage/about/.
In order to participate you should register with the programme here. If you are not sure which type of support is most appropriate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a tutor and would like to refer a student for specific support, please email Emma Sweeney in the first instance.
Workshops on Avoiding Plagiarism and Practical Skills for Paraphrasing
This class will offer opportunities to develop your skills for incorporating sources more effectively and responsibly. You will:
- Review academic honesty rules and what they mean for writing.
- Explore what effective paraphrase looks like.
- Complete a guided practical paraphrase task.
You will leave with a toolkit of practical strategies to use in future assignment writing.
Students are able to book onto the insessional workshops by following the links below:
To be confirmed shortly.
These insessional workshops are run in conjunction with the University's Academic Conduct policy and do not replace any meetings you may be required to attend for that purpose.