The University takes all academic misconduct extremely seriously and investigates all alleged offences of cheating in assessed work and examinations.
Academic misconduct includes plagiarism which involves the act of taking the ideas, writings or inventions of another person and using these as if they were one’s own, whether intentionally or not.
Plagiarism occurs where there is no acknowledgement that the writings or ideas belong to or have come from another source.
The consequences of misconduct in examinations and any other form of assessment are severe. Therefore the student guide to plagiarism provides information on including references and acknowledgements in assessed work.