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The Importance of Academic Integrity

As Your Students' Union launches its annual campaign to educate students on the importance of academic integrity, keep checking out our website and social media channels for useful information about support available to you to ensure you maintain academic integrity whilst at university.

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What is academic integrity?

Integrity is showing accuracy and honesty in your University coursework, assessments or exams. It’s easy to forget why integrity is important if you’re rushing, stressed, or don’t understand the rules. You can read more information about academic integrity on Your Advice Service's web pages. 

Why is it important?

If you don’t write well or reference properly, you won’t get high marks. Cheating on purpose isn’t fair to your classmates and stops you taking responsibility for your own achievement. Not referencing or citing is disrespectful to other authors and looks lazy and sloppy.

Where can I get help?

Centre for Academic Writing

CAW offers a wide range of academic support.  You can visit them in person by going to the Frederick Lanchester Annex, CV1 5DD. You can also call them on: 024 7688 7902 or email:

Lanchester Library

The Library offers information literacy sessions to students at all levels, including advice on good academic practice and how students can avoid it. All Subject Librarians are happy to make one-to-one appointments with students, whenever they need help.

You can find more information on what resources and support are available at the Library by visiting the University’s website.

Your Faculty

Contact your Faculty Support Office to ask if there are any workshops, study groups or written materials you can access with more information about good academic practice and how to avoid collusion and plagiarism. 


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