Cheating and plagiarism

The opportunity to complete the BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting will close in May 2026.

Avoiding cheating and plagiarism

You have done all the hard work producing your Research and Analysis project for the degree, so don’t risk being caught plagiarising someone else’s work.

Watch our video to learn how to avoid plagiarism and cheating when producing your Reasearch and Analysis Project (RAP):

Cheating statement

All assessments are intended to determine the skills, abilities, understanding and knowledge of each of the individual students undertaking the assessment.

Cheating is defined as obtaining or attempting to obtain an unfair academic advantage. Cheating or assisting someone else to cheat (including attempting to assist someone else to cheat) may be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the University's Disciplinary Procedure.

The University takes this issue very seriously and students have been expelled or had their degrees withheld for cheating in assessments.

If you are having difficulty with your work it is important to seek help from your tutor rather than be tempted to use unfair means to gain marks. Do not risk losing your degree and all the work you have done.

Different forms of cheating

The University's regulations define a number of different forms of cheating, although any form of cheating is strictly forbidden. Details are given below.