The University undertakes to provide a secure, supportive yet challenging environment for teaching and learning and research supervision - an environment in which students will be stimulated to reach a high level of intellectual attainment.
The University is committed to high standards of professional conduct in all activities, and holds its commitment and responsibilities to its students as being of paramount importance. Likewise, it holds expectations about the responsibilities students have as they pursue their studies within the special environment the University offers.
More information is available on the Academic Integrity website.
Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is taking and using someone else's thoughts, writings or inventions and representing them as your own; for example, using an author's words without putting them in quotation marks and citing the source, using an author's ideas without proper acknowledgment and citation, copying another student's work.
If you have any doubts about how to refer to the work of others in your assignments, please consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines, and the resources on the Academic Integrity website.
The intentional copying of someone else’s work as one’s own is a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from a fine or deduction/cancellation of marks and, in the most serious of cases, to exclusion from a unit, a course or the University. Details of penalties that can be imposed are available in Ordinance No 9 - Student Discipline – Part 3 Academic Misconduct available on the University Council website.
The University, and any persons authorised by the University. may submit your assessable works to a text matching system, such as Turnitin, to obtain a report on possible instances of plagiarism. Assessable works may also be included in a reference database. It is a condition of this arrangement that the original author’s permission is required before a work within the database can be viewed.
Students are required to submit a signed cover sheet with every assignment. This includes a declaration that all material submitted is their own work except where there is clear acknowledgement or reference to the work of others and that they have read the University Statement on Plagiarism and Academic Integrity available on this website or in the Student Information Handbook.
Staff can download a blank version of the Assignment Cover Sheet (MS Word 224KB) .
Authorised by the Executive Director, Student Centre
19 June, 2012