What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is a form of academic misconduct. Plagiarism may be committed in a number of ways, including:
  • Copying another person's work or ideas. This includes copying from other students and from published or unpublished material such as books, internet sources, paper mills, computer code, designs or similar. 
  • Submitting previously submitted or assessed work of your own without attribution. 
  • Submitting work solicited from (or written by) others. 
  • Failing to adequately reference your sources. 

The University defines plagiarism as; 

'Reproducing in any work submitted for assessment or review (for example, examination answers, essays, project reports, presentations, dissertations or theses) any material derived from work authored by another without clearly acknowledging the source. Presenting work copied directly from another student without their knowledge.'

Annex 10, 2.2.1, Credit Framework for Taught Courses of Study

In addition, students should not reproduce any material submitted previously in another assessment. This is referred to as self-plagiarism.

The University defines duplication of material (self-plagiarism) as; 

'Reproducing without acknowledgement in any submitted work any material used by that student in other work for assessment, either at this University or elsewhere.'

Annex 10, 2.2.2, Credit Framework for Taught Courses of Study   

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