Academic misconduct is defined by the University as “the use of unfair means in any examination or assessment procedure”. This includes (but is not limited to) cheating, 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, you confirm that:
- You have read and understood the University’s guidance about the undertaking of your assessment, including examinations, and about academic misconduct.
- You are submitting your original work and no part of it has been copied from another source without due acknowledgement.
- You understand that presenting the work, idea(s) or creation(s) of another person as though they were your own is plagiarism.
- You have not, and will not, communicate with anyone concerning the content of this assessment before the submission deadline unless it is expressly permitted.
- No part of this work has been produced for or communicated to you by any other person or organisation.
- You have not impersonated, or allowed yourself to be impersonated, by any person or organisation for the purposes of this assessment.
- You have not presented content created by generative AI tools (such as Large Language Models like ChatGPT) as though it were your own work.
- You have not previously submitted this work for any other unit or course.
- You give permission for your submission to be reproduced, communicated, compared, and archived for plagiarism detection, benchmarking, or educational purposes.
Academic misconduct - Guidance and information on how the University manages, investigates and makes decisions about a suspected breach of academic integrity.
Academic misconduct (cheating) in exams - Guidance to help you avoid committing academic misconduct during your 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 you think your assessment has been affected.