Plagiarism is the use of someone’s work without properly crediting them - regardless whether you meant to or not.
Your academic integrity while you study at UWL is very important and the university has strict rules and procedures if they suspect that you’ve plagiarised.
Your written work and assignments will usually be submitted online through Turnitin, a special software that is used by many universities around the country. Turnitin provides an originality report, which highlights if you’ve:
There are several different ways to reference essays. The most common is the Harvard system of referencing. However, you should check with your tutor which system is being used for your specific course.
How do I find out more information?
Being accused of plagiarism, whether you meant to do it or not, can get you in serious trouble with the University. There are severe penalties. You should contact the Student Union's Advice Service immediately if this happens. We can help you get the best outcome for your particular situation.