Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of the work of others as if this were your own original work.
This is irrespective of intent to deceive
It applies to unacknowledged quotation of web pages as much as to other materials such as books or figures
It also applies to unacknowledged use of ideas
- Links to: University-wide statement on plagiarism
University use of Turnitin Software
Your examiners are experts in their field and are therefore extremely likely to spot work that has been copied from another source or not referenced appropriately. Your faculty or department may also check the authenticity of your work by using specialist software which can detect plagiarism.
The University has a site licence for Turnitin UK, which provides originality reports for matched text between student submissions and its database of sources. Note: From 1 October 2016, the University will no longer require Faculties and Departments wishing to use Turnitin UK to obtain the explicit consent of students to submit their assessed work to the software.
If a Supervisor or Examiner suspect plagiarism in any piece of work for examination or publication, or even in formative pieces of work such as literature reviews and 1st Yr reports, they will be at liberty to request that this be examined by Turnitin if facts are disputed. The Graduate Education Committee will act as first arbiter in such disputes.
- Link to: University Turnitin Policy 16/17