Academic integrity

  • As an Academic Adviser, you are in a good position to have a conversation with your advisees on the qualities of good and poor academic practice in your subject area.

    Academic integrity starts with good study habits, including a system for keeping detailed notes of readings and knowing how to reference this, and understanding the expectation of originality in coursework. Make reference to the Programme Handbook for the guidance provided to your advisees. See the Library site for a definition of plagiarism and some advice on how to avoid it. There is also plenty of good material in Upgrade Study Skills to support you and your advisees in this conversation.

    Turnitin is a web-based tool that supports good academic practice when used formatively, and integrates well with Grademark to assist with assignment marking. Guidance and advice on Turnitin for staff is available in the Moodle Guides wiki.

    See advice on what constitutes academic misconduct, procedures to follow and who is available to support your students.