Academic integrity is the most important value for our students to uphold.
Plagiarism is an act of using the work of others (in particular the writing of others) as one’s own. The most obvious and substantial type of plagiarism is copying whole articles, sections, paragraphs or whole sentences from other publications without acknowledgement. The use of a few words or paraphrasing sentences (without actually copying any words at all) may constitute plagiarism if the source is not acknowledged. Students sometimes unintentionally plagiarise because they are not aware of the very stringent rules that apply. If any material is taken from a source, that should be properly quoted and acknowledged. To understand what plagiarism is about, please read through “Honesty in Academic Work” in the Undergraduate Student Handbook.