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Detecting plagiarism

Brief Overview:
Students need to know about plagiarism at an early stage in their course, to help raise awareness of the importance of correct referencing and good academic conduct.

Plagiarism support


One of the university’s eSubmission and eFeedback tools, Turnitin, provides a similarity checking feature which can be used to promote good referencing practice and to detect academic misconduct. If used formatively, it can help students understand what is meant by plagiarism and improve their referencing practices. The similarity report can also be be used by staff to identify possible cases of academic misconduct.


The university has also issued a Plagiarism Awareness Pack for staff to use with students:

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