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Academic malpractice - including plagiarism

The Academic Malpractice Procedure (owned by the Division of Campus Life) 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:

Staff members are also advised to refer to the Contract Cheating Toolkit on the Institute of Teaching and Learning (ITL) website.

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


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