You may be aware of such tools, but should be aware that their use may be a breach of university regulations. Assessments need to be your own work, based on your own learning. Guidance regarding Academic Integrity can be found on Unihub.
Academic Writing and Numeracy Support is available from the Learning Enhancement Team – you can book workshops, tutorials and drop-ins with the team. Your librarians have put together a useful subject guide for referencing and plagiarism.
Academic integrity is a set of guiding principles that should underpin your studies while at MDX and your professional life. The simple definition of integrity means to act with honesty.Acting with integrity at university involves many behaviours. Following these behaviours will help you develop strong academic skills. Here are some of the ways you can demonstrate integrity at university:
Acting with academic integrity can be difficult when you feel stressed, particularly around assessment time. As a result, some may engage in dishonest behaviour which is referred to as academic misconduct.
Below are some examples of academic misconduct.
Failing to demonstrate academic integrity whilst at university can have serious consequences. You may be expelled, your degree revoked, excluded from practise in certain professions like Law, awarded a lower degree qualification or have to repeat your module or assignment. If you repeat your module or assignment no matter how well you do you will only be awarded a pass.