In 16/17 over 450 students were accused of academic misconduct (for example, plagiarism or cheating in exams). Don’t be one of them this year- check out our top tips to avoid misconduct:
It may be better to hand in late and receive a small penalty on your mark rather than struggle to meet the original deadline, end up inadvertently committing misconduct and thereby risk having your mark reduced to zero (or worse if you already have a previous case of misconduct).
Don’t be tempted by ads on the internet or Facebook for essay writing websites offering to help you with your work for payment. This is known as “ personation” and treated extremely seriously by the university.
Think carefully about your referencing. Lots of students are caught out by poor referencing skills and end up committing misconduct by accident even though they had no intention of ‘cheating’. There is lots of information about how to reference in the University Skills Hub.
If you’re not sure about how to work on an assignment (for instance, whether you can work jointly with other students), always check with your tutor. Don’t just rely on asking your friends.
Difficult personal circumstances? If issues such as illness or bereavement are affecting your work, don’t suffer in silence. Check whether you can make an Exceptional Circumstances Claim.
Good luck with your assessments! If you have any questions contact our Support & Advocacy team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Wed 23 May 2018
It's assessment time again, so what better time to check out our tips for avoiding academic misconduct. Over 400 students were accused of misconduct in 16/17, don't be caught out!
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In 16/17 over 450 students were accused of academic misconduct (for example, plagiarism or cheating in exams). Don’t be one of them this year- check out our top tips to avoid misconduct.
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