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Plagiarism

Plagiarism is using someone else's ideas or words as your own. The following advice and tutorials outline what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

Online advice and tutorials

  • How to reference and avoid plagiarism
    Follow citing and referencing rules to acknowledge your sources, avoid plagiarism and identify effective paraphrasing.
    (Source: UWE Bristol Library)
  • Understanding plagiarism
    What is meant by plagiarism, how to draw on other people's work without plagiarising it, and how to recognise and avoid plagiarism.
    (Source: Skills for Study website)

Further reading

UWE Bristol regulations

The University takes cheating, collusion, plagiarism and other breaches of assessment regulations very seriously.

  • Assessment offences
    Includes: UWE Bristol's Assessment Offence Policy and
    Procedures, examples of assessment offences and advice for students.

Check your work for plagiarism

The University uses SafeAssign to help identify plagiarism. You can submit your work to SafeAssign before your final submission. This may give you an indication as to the level of originality of your work. However, please read interpreting the SafeAssign report, as high percentage (%) does not necessarily mean you have plagiarised and a low percentage (%) does not necessarily mean you haven't plagiarised.

Plagiarism and referencing check (SafeAssign)
Select 'enrol' to submit your work to SafeAssign and check your work for plagiarism. Use this before your actual summative submission on the Coursework tab/module section on Blackboard.

  • Guidance for using SafeAssign
    Blackboard support guide for the SafeAssign tool. Read this before submitting for the first time.
    (Source: UWE Bristol IT Services)

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