I am accused of plagiarism or cheating

what can you do

If you are accused of cheating of plagiarism you seek independent advice from the LSESU

What is plagiarism

Work you submit for assessment must be your own alone. Passing off the work of others as your own is plagiarism. Plagiarism refers to any work by others, whether published or not, and can include the work of other candidates. Any quotation from the published or unpublished works of other persons including other candidates must be duly acknowledged.

What is exam cheating

Cheating is an attempt to deceive the examiners and is an offence. It includes but is not limited to:

  • the use of books, notes, instruments, computer files or other materials or aids in the examination room that are not expressly permitted; 
  • assistance or the communication of information by one candidate to another in an examination room or where not permitted by the examiners;
  • copying or reading from the work of another candidate or from another candidate's books, notes, instruments, computer files or other materials or aids, unless expressly permitted by the examiners.

More information

To get independent advice

The LSE Students' Union may be able to provide you with free, independent and confidential support and guidance if you are accused of plagiarism.



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