Plagiarism Guidance

information for LSE staff

Information on how to investigate plagiarism allegations for LSE staff

On this page you will find information about how to investigate plagiarism and make a formal plagiarism allegation. The Regulations on Assessment Offences Plagiarism can be found here.

You may find the following resources and guidance useful (from the Staff Online Assessment Portal):

Moving to online assessments with integrity

Guidance for Turnitin 

You may also find it helpful to read the student-facing Academic Discipline guidance. 

Conducting a Randomised or Selective Interview 

Guidance about conducting an interview can be found below:

Randomised interviews

Selective interviews

Before inviting a student for interview please check whether they have an Inclusion Plan and if any adjustments need to be made to the process. Being invited to interview can cause distress and anxiety so please try to avoid sending requests for interviews (or making any formal allegations) before non-working days so that you may respond as soon as possible to any queries and to ensure other support services are available. 

Investigating Plagiarism

Please read the Guidance Note for dealing with undergraduate or postgraduate cases of suspected plagiarism. If you have any questions after reading this document please get in touch.

Making a plagiarism allegation

This form should indicate whether you think the case should be treated as a “major” or “minor” allegation. We shall respond with advice about whether or not the recommendation is appropriate and what the next steps are in the process. Where it is agreed that an allegation needs to be made, we can provide a template letter and bespoke advice if required.

If you have any questions about this process please get in touch. Our contact details are as follows:

  • Assessment and Regulations Team (ART) 
  • OLD G.14 (Student Services Centre)
  • Martin Johnson - Assessment Regulations Manager
  • Astrid Soiza - Assessment Regulations and Complaints Officer

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