Malpractice and Plagiarism

1.1 When you submit an assignment you are asked to confirm that the work you are submitting is your own and has not been written by anyone else. Whilst you may collaborate with others in studying, submitted work copied from or written jointly with others is not acceptable, unless collaboration is required in the particular assignment. 

1.2 If you submit an assignment that contains work that is not your own, you are committing ‘plagiarism’ and this is academic misconduct, since this may give you an unfair academic advantage in assessment it is considered to be academic misconduct

1.3  Plagiarism might occur in an assignment when: 

  • using a choice phrase or sentence that you have come across or translated from another source 
  •  copying word-for-word directly from a text or other source
  •  •paraphrasing or translating the words from a text or other source very closely 
  •  using text downloaded from the internet, including that exchanged on social networks
  •  borrowing statistics or assembled facts from another person or source 
  • copying or downloading figures, photographs, pictures or diagrams without acknowledging your sources 
  • copying comments or notes from a tutor 
  • copying from the notes or essays of a fellow student 
  • copying from your own notes, on a text, tutorial, video or lecture, that contain direct quotations from tutors 
  •  using text obtained from assignment writing sites, organisations or private individuals. 
  • paying for work from other sources and submitting it as your own


Published by Daniel Parrott (Director), last updated 20th February 2023

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