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Academic Integrity Training and Test

Find out more about the University's principles of academic integrity, find training resources, and access the mandatory test that all students must pass.

What is Academic Integrity?

Why does the University consider this such an important principle for its academic community?

The University of Bath is one of the UK’s leading universities with a vibrant and innovative academic community.

You are encouraged to work independently and to have original ideas.

You are expected to study literature in your field and incorporate the ideas of other authors into your own work.

Academic integrity means being honest about where you have sourced the materials for your assignments, indicating which ideas are your own and which are from other authors.

The University expects all its students to commit to, and maintain, high standards of academic honesty and integrity, respecting the work and originality of others in the course of all their work.

To raise awareness of plagiarism and the importance of academic integrity, ALL students must undertake training and pass the University's Academic Integrity Initiative test.

University Code of Practice on Academic Integrity

Find out more about the University's principles regarding academic integrity, including plagiarism, and the expectations of all students.

Using published or unpublished material or ideas, without acknowledging the original source, is known as plagiarism.

It is an academic offence which is taken very seriously by the University and of which all students need to have a thorough understanding.

Plagiarism takes many forms including reusing your own work without acknowledgement.

Students have a responsibility to:

  • maintain their understanding of the meaning of, and rules defining, plagiarism and other assessment and examination offences and their consequences, throughout their programme of study;

  • review every submission for assessment for errors in the referencing or citing others’ work;

  • and will be required to make a declaration when they submit a piece of assessed coursework in either hard or electronic copy, that the work is their own.

You can access the University's full code of practice using the link below.

Academic Integrity Training

Find out more about the training available to students on academic integrity.

All students receive advice and guidance on plagiarism and other assessment offences in course handbooks and through information on the university website and resources.

Two online training resources are available to all students:

Skills For Study

This resource includes a number of different modules to help you develop your study skills. Each module contains self-diagnostic and practice tests, which will help you check your level of understanding before you proceed to the University of Bath academic integrity test.

Cite Them Right

This resource is a referencing database which will help you ensure you give proper credit to any source you use within your work. A Referencing Tutorial is included which will provide you with additional skills training.

Use the link below to find out more and access both resources.

University of Bath Academic Integrity Initiative Test

Access the mandatory test for all students.

ALL students registering on an award at the University, including doctoral students, are required to undertake an academic integrity training session and satisfactorily complete a test of understanding.

It is expected that all students will undertake the training and complete the test within a short time after entry. This is intended to provide every student with a common minimum baseline of skills and knowledge of good educational and academic practice at an early stage, and thus assist them in preparing assignments while avoiding inadvertent assessment offences, particularly plagiarism.

The test is accessible via your Moodle homepage. Use the link below to find test for your course.