Academic Integrity

University rules and policies on academic integrity might not be very exciting, but it's important that you understand your responsibilities.

Academic integrity involves more than being honest and not cheating. It includes concepts like proper academic acknowledgment (referencing). Here on this site you can find out what academic integrity is, how it relates to you, how to follow the rules and what to do if you're accused of academic misconduct.

Be aware that cheating receives strong penalties, and buying an essay or paying someone to do your assessment tasks can result in expulsion.

Plagiarism, Turnitin and collusion

See examples of academic misconduct and consequences. Find out about plagiarism, Turnitin and collusion.

Academic Integrity Module (AIM)

What is the Academic Integrity Module?

Acknowledgement and referencing help

The right ways to reference your sources.

Help for academic misconduct

What to do if you’re called to the Academic Misconduct Committee.

Copyright for students

What copyright is, how it applies to you and where to access some image banks.

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