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Plagiarism & good academic conduct

From November 2005 the Academic Quality and Standards Committee has been the institutional locus for policy around the prevention and detection of plagiarism in students' work.


Plagiarism is covered by Regulation 11, Regulations Governing the Procedure to be Adopted in the Event of Suspected Cheating in a University Test.

Information/advice for Departments

Updated guidance on cheating , and a proof reading policy were approved by the Senate in the summer term of 2016/17. Full details are available under Cheating.

IT Services webpages on plagiarism, including information on plagiarism detection tools

LDC Guide on Plagiarism

High-profile Plagiarism: stories from the national/international media

TV psychologist Dr Raj Persaud was accused of plagiarism in 2005, article from the Guardian, 28 December 2005

'In Other Words: When is plagiarism not cheating?' Article by Phil Revell from The Guardian, 12 September 2006