Bristol University defines plagiarism as the presentation of someone else’s ideas or work as one’s own. As such, plagiarism constitutes fraud or theft. Neither plagiarism nor any other form of academic dishonesty will be tolerated.
Academic dishonesty includes cheating, plagiarism, and any attempt to obtain credit for academic work through fraudulent, deceptive, or dishonest means. Below is a list of some forms academic dishonesty may take:
- Using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise;
- Submitting work previously submitted in another course without the consent of the instructor;
- Sitting for an examination by surrogate or acting as a surrogate in an examination;
- Representing the words, ideas, or work of another as one’s own in any academic exercise;
- Conducting any act that defrauds the academic process
- Submitting others’ work as your own is dishonest and could be grounds for failure in the course and additional administrative action.
Academic dishonesty is a tremendously serious matter, and our entire faculty is actively ensuring that our courses adhere to the expectations concerning integrity as described above.
Work submitted to courses will be examined via a plagiarism software for the purposes of determining originality.
Students will be required to acknowledge that they have read, understand, and agree to Bristol University’s policies concerning academic dishonesty and plagiarism.
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