Plagiarism is when a student submits work for assessment, which they claim to be their own but actually contains material that belongs to another person.


How to avoid plagiarising:

  • Allow plenty of time to research and write your coursework;

  • Ask your tutor straight away if you are not sure what you are doing;

  • Keep a record of all sources that you have read/looked at, as well as useful quotes and where they are from;

  • Access the Skills Hub to help your knowledge of referencing and plagiarism;

  • Access to UNPAC on the NILE site to learn how to avoid Plagiarism or watch this video;

  • Access this interactive guide to referencing using the Harvard system;


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The University of Northampton considers Plagiarism to be a type of Academic Misconduct.


If you have been accused of plagiarism and are facing allegations of academic conduct, please contact us by emailing [email protected] or schedule a call with us .