When you registered as a student you agreed to abide by the University’s regulations and rules, and agreed that you would access and read your programme handbook. These documents contain references to, and penalties for, unfair practices such as collusion, plagiarism, fabrication or falsification. The University’s Quality Assurance Code of Practice, QA53 Examination and Assessment Offences, sets out the consequences of committing an offence and the penalties that might be applied.

By submitting your assessment as instructed, you confirm that:

  1. You have not impersonated, or allowed yourself to be impersonated by, any person for the purposes of this assessment.
  2. This assessment is your original work and no part of it has been copied from any other source except where due acknowledgement is made.
  3. You have not previously submitted this work for any other unit/course.
  4. You give permission for your assessment response to be reproduced, communicated, compared and archived for plagiarism detection, benchmarking or educational purposes.
  5. You understand that plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person or organisation as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to disciplinary action.
  6. You understand that this assessment is undertaken without invigilation, and that you have not communicated with and will not communicate with anyone concerning this assessment before the deadline for submission unless it is expressly permitted by the assessment instructions.
  7. No part of this assessment has been produced for, or communicated to, you by any other person, unless it is expressly permitted by the assessment instructions.

Version 3 (Updated December 2020) Academic Registry

Further information

Academic misconduct (cheating) in exams - Guidance to help you avoid committing an assessment offence during your online exams.

Exams and assessments page - Information about exams and assessments, including the exam schedule, where to find support and further guidance, and what to do if an assessment is affected.