All the work you submit to the School is expected to be 100% your own. Therefore, for on-line assessments that have replaced unseen, timed exams, you must not collaborate or confer with anyone during the assessment submission period. Any involvement of a third party to write, edit, or proof read your work is strictly prohibited.
You must ensure all sources (which includes books, articles, on-line resources) used in your work are correctly referenced. The School will carry out checks to ensure the academic integrity of your work. After your submission, it remains open to an examiner to ask you questions regarding the authenticity and originality of your work.
Many students that break the School’s assessment regulations did not intend to cheat but did not properly understand the School’s regulations on referencing and plagiarism.
The School considers all forms of plagiarism, whether deliberate or otherwise, a very serious matter and can apply severe penalties that might impact on your award.
Depending on the discipline and type of assessment, your Department may have specific expectations about how you reference your work. These will be clearly explained in the assessment instructions.
Before you submit your work you should carry out the following checks:
- That all sources are correctly referenced both in the bibliography and within the body of your work
- That where you have quoted a source you have used quotation marks
- That you have not re-used significant amounts of work you have previously submitted to the School or a previous institution. This must be referenced properly or this will be considered self-plagiarism. You should seek clarification directly from the Department about the use of earlier submitted material