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Academic Support Integrity and Plagiarism

We know many of you are working hard preparing for the assessments and the examination period, but we wanted to take a moment to make you aware of academic integrity and plagiarism rules.

When we talk about academic integrity, we are referring to the rules and guidance you must follow when working on exams and assignments.

It can be confusing, but these rules are really important, so we've outlined some key information on this page to explain it all

Explaining Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

Academic Integrity is undertaking assessments honestly, in a responsible manner, respecting others’ ideas and taking time familiarising yourself with the online assessment rules and guidance.

A big part of this is avoiding plagiarism, which is when a student, intentionally or unintentionally claims that another person’s work is their own. It’s incredibly important to be mindful of plagiarism and do everything you can to avoid it, including referencing correctly.

What If You Don’t Adhere to Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Rules?

Failure to comply with the University’s rules could result in sanctions that could affect the outcome of your degree. Read the University's guidance on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism.

So, it’s really important that you take the time to read and understand the assessment instructions. If there is anything you don’t understand you should ask your School Administration Office, personal academic tutor or module lead, who should be able to advise you.

Remember you can also always contact Guild Advice if you need any academic support.

Useful Resources


  • From accidental plagiarism, to plagiarism detecting software and referrals to college misconduct committees, check out the University’s guidance page on all things plagiarism

Plagiarism Guidance

Use of AI

  • From what you can use AI for, to what would constitute misconduct, it’s important to familiarise yourself with the University’s rules on the use of AI

AI Guidance

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