Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity

Information Ethics




Plagiarism is the act of taking and using another person’s work and presenting it as your own without adequate reference. It includes:

  • Reproducing the work of another, even with small changes, without appropriate acknowledgement or referencing, whether the work reproduced is from books, journals, articles, TV programmes, the Internet, lecture notes, and so on, without use of quotation or citing the source
  • Collusion by a group of students to produce/present an assessment or a substantial part thereof, when the examiner required individual research and outcome

Plagiarism is strictly prohibited at DCU and must be avoided at all costs. Students have a duty to present only their own original work for assessment at DCU. Students should read the DCU Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Policy to ensure plagiarism is avoided in their work.

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