Plagiarism - Library - University of Canterbury


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