Prevention and detection

Students of the university are expected to conform to certain standards of behaviour. In addition to the guidance which will have been given to them by staff, they also have access to various online resources which specifically focus on academic misconduct. This includes the detailed Academic Misconduct Guidance  on the Support pages of the university website, and various sections of the Essential Student Skills online resource.

In exam settings it will be the invigilator who is alert to incidents of misconduct, and will report them accordingly.

For assessments, academic staff are key when it comes to spotting plagiarised material. It must also be cautioned that the results of specific software, for example Turnitin, should only be used as a guide and are not in themselves proof of academic misconduct.

Within this section we will cover this in more detail, including an overview of the relevant associated policies. It is important to note that students may not object to the use of such software, providing staff are adhering to the policy.

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