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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 general academic malpractice guidelines and information for staff members on handling cases of plagiarism and academic malpractice:

The updated document also encompasses information which is contained within separate guidance documents from the TLSD (former TLSO):

PLEASE NOTE: The above two documents will be phased out or reviewed during this academic year, now that the majority of content has been overtaken within the updated Academic Malpractice Procedure.

Any queries relating to the updated Academic Malpractice Procedure should be addressed to Matt Valentine (Student Conduct and Discipline Manager) (

Resources to refer students to

  • Students are advised to refer to the 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: 
    • Citing it right – introducing referencing
    • Avoiding plagiarism: which has been updated to reflect the student guidance, so students can be signposted to this for information and guidance.

Other useful information

A resources page on the avoidance of plagiarism and academic malpractice is also available (aimed at staff use) which contains links to the main University guidance documents relating to plagiarism and academic malpractice and also provides links to other useful internal and external information, including School training modules for students on good academic practice and avoidance of plagiarism.