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Avoiding plagiarism – is your work original?

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31 March 2014

It has come to our attention that unscrupulous companies have been offering to do work and essays for some of our students.

Such companies are often unprofessional and looking to make money out of unwitting or stressed-out students. They are likely to give you something that is already copied from somewhere else, and which will be easily discovered when your work is marked.

Anything you submit for assessment should be your own work!

There are serious consequences if you do not complete all your work yourself. Where the University identifies that the work is not your own, you will be failed for that unit and, in serious cases, have to retake the whole year, paying full fees and with all your unit grades capped at a D-.

If you are experiencing problems doing your work, speak to your tutors or to the academic support team. Don’t be tempted to represent someone else’s work as your own.

Developing your own work is crucial to your future success. Make sure that you submit work that demonstrates the best of your abilities

For more information on how to avoid plagiarism, and the consequences of cheating, visit the Academic Misconduct section of the University website.