Academic malpractice - including plagiarism
The Academic Malpractice Procedure (owned by the Division of Campus Life) was revised and updated for September 2019. This document contains the University’s definitions of malpractice, general points on helping to prevent malpractice, what might indicate malpractice, and process information around the handling of suspected cases of malpractice:
- Academic Malpractice Procedure (owned by the Division of Campus Life)
The following guidance documents are also available to accompany the Academic Malpractice Procedure:
- Guidance to students on plagiarism and other forms of academic malpractice
- Academic malpractice flowchart for staff (new October 2020)
- Plagiarism or Poor Practice - guidance for staff when trying to determine whether a piece of work contains plagiarism or poor academic practice (new October 2020)
Any queries relating to the updated Academic Malpractice Procedure should be addressed to Matt Valentine (Student Conduct and Discipline Manager) (Matthew.Valentine@manchester.ac.uk).
The default setting is that students cannot routinely submit their own work to Turnitin, the plagiarism detection system, which is integrated with Blackboard. However, if academic staff wish to carry out a trial session of submitting students’ work to the University’s plagiarism detection systems in order to demonstrate to students how work can be checked for originality, staff should contact their eLearning teams who will be able to assist with this.
Resources to refer students to
- There are various plagiarism, academic malpractice and referencing resources and information available through the University of Manchester Library My Learning Essentials, including workshops and online resources such as 'Getting started with referencing' and 'Avoiding plagiarism'
- The University of Manchester referencing guide
- An Introduction to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism (Student Guidance Service)
- Student Support Website – Good Study Skills
- Avoiding academic malpractice - page on the Student Support website
- The Students' Union has produced a video for students about academic malpractice