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Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is learning how to interpret and present other people’s ideas and combine them with your own to produce academic work.  An important part of academic integrity is making sure that you avoid plagiarism by correctly referencing.

A student having an original thought, represented by a lightbulb In the first few weeks of teaching, all new undergraduate and taught postgraduate students are required to complete an Academic Integrity Test on Minerva.

Students should also take some time to work through the Skills@Library resources on academic integrity and plagiarism. Your module leader should give further advice in the run up to assessments. If you need further guidance, you should speak to your academic personal tutor.

You should ensure that you understand the severity of plagiarism and how the University deals with cases. The For Students pages has further information. You may also want to read this helpful article which explains some of the terms used when talking about academic integrity.

You can also read more on the Exams and Assessment pages of this website.