Academic honesty

At QUT, students and staff are expected to be honest, respectful, fair, trustworthy and act in a responsible manner when undertaking academic activities.

Scholarship involves researching, understanding and building upon the work of others. This means giving credit where credit is due and acknowledging the contributions of others when completing assignments. QUT cite|write will help you to achieve this.

What is academic dishonesty?

Actions or practices by students which defeat the purpose of assessment are regarded as failure to maintain academic integrity. These actions and practices include:

  • Representing another person's ideas or work as one's own
  • Resubmitting one's own work for another assessment
  • Cheating in examinations
  • Giving or providing for sale one's own work to someone else
  • Misrepresenting, falsifying or fabricating data for an assessment
  • Purchasing or obtaining assessment materials from someone else
  • Colluding with others to produce an assignment and then submitting it as individual work

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How can I avoid plagiarism?

Learning and understanding how to research and reference all your academic work will help you avoid plagiarism. If you are unsure about what to do, contact your tutor or ask a librarian.