Understanding what academic integrity is, and why it matters, is fundamental to your personal and professional development at university. Being aware of practices that constitute academic misconduct, such as plagiarism, and learning how to avoid them, ensures you will gain the maximum benefit from your studies. This module explains the role of academic integrity at university, and how the practice of referencing supports it; it describes ten different types of academic misconduct and provides a warning about contract cheating; it identifies six skills you can develop to avoid plagiarising; and it provides links to further resources for your development.
Author: Emma Scanlan
Co-created by: Silvina Bishopp-Martin and Claudia España
Last updated: December 2020