What is plagiarism?
The Oxford Dictionary of English defines plagiarism as "the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own".
Plagiarism is a very serious offence in the University. The University may impose all or any of the following penalties on a student found guilty of plagiarism:
(a) expulsion from the University;
(b) suspension from enrolment in the University or in particular courses for such period as it thinks fit;
(d) denial of credit or partial credit in any course or courses;
(d) a fine;
(e) a reprimand;
(f) unpaid community work.
[Information taken from "General course and examination regulations: Breach of instructions and dishonest practice", University Calendar]
Academic Skills Centre documents on plagiarism
- Plagiarism (PDF)