Use of material written by professional agencies or other persons You should neither make use of professional agencies in the production of your work nor submit material which has been written for you even with the consent of the person who has written it.
Additionally, you should not include anything in your references or bibliography that you have not actually consulted.
If you cannot gain access to a primary source you must make it clear in your citation that your knowledge of the work has been derived from a secondary text (for example, Bradshaw, D.
It is better to write a brief summary of the author’s overall argument in your own words, indicating that you are doing so, than to paraphrase particular sections of his or her writing.
This will ensure you have a genuine grasp of the argument and will avoid the difficulty of paraphrasing without plagiarising.
Under Statute XI on University Discipline, all members of the University are prohibited from providing material that could be submitted in an examination by students at this University or elsewhere.
Auto-plagiarism You must not submit work for assessment that you have already submitted (partially or in full), either for your current course or for another qualification of this, or any other, university, unless this is specifically provided for in the special regulations for your course. it has already been published, you must reference it clearly.Identical pieces of work submitted concurrently will also be considered to be auto-plagiarism. It is a principle of intellectual honesty that all members of the academic community should acknowledge their debt to the originators of the ideas, words, and data which form the basis for their own work.Passing off another’s work as your own is not only poor scholarship, but also means that you have failed to complete the learning process.Students who plagiarise undermine the ethos of academic scholarship while avoiding an essential part of the learning process.You should avoid plagiarism because you aspire to produce work of the highest quality.Students will benefit from taking an online course which has been developed to provide a useful overview of the issues surrounding plagiarism and practical ways to avoid it.The necessity to acknowledge others’ work or ideas applies not only to text, but also to other media, such as computer code, illustrations, graphs etc.Cutting and pasting from the Internet without clear acknowledgement Information derived from the Internet must be adequately referenced and included in the bibliography.It is important to evaluate carefully all material found on the Internet, as it is less likely to have been through the same process of scholarly peer review as published sources.Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s work or ideas as your own, with or without their consent, by incorporating it into your work without full acknowledgement.All published and unpublished material, whether in manuscript, printed or electronic form, is covered under this definition.