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In this interactive film, you'll watch a fellow student grapple with a tough deadline in the midst of her busy life. Can you help her make the right decisions?
Find out more resources to help you prepare for your assignments:
- View activities on topics such as Avoiding Plagiarism and Referencing in our 'Being Digital' library.
- Sign up to events, such as live tutorials about referencing, via our Library Services.
- Find information on developing your Academic skills in the Study Skills area of our Student Help Centre.
- View our Plagiarism Policy which defines ‘plagiarism’ and highlights how to avoid academic misconduct.
Discover more about good practice
Are today's students too hooked up on shortcuts to internet knowledge that they no longer read original materials?
The Internet is transforming our lives and not always for the better, writes Dick Skellington.
We are inviting all students and professionals to present their views about technology-supported approaches to assessment in a two-step study.
This guide aims to help you to understand what plagiarism is in the context of academic work and offers guidance on how to avoid it.
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Distance learning can open up opportunities for study. You might have not studied for a while, you might be returning to education, or you might not have had the chance to study at a higher level before. This free course, Am I ready to be a distance learner?, will help to boost your confidence. You'll explore useful skills so you can discover ...
Are you currently studying? This free course, All my own work: exploring academic integrity, is designed to help you build confidence in producing your own work for academic purposes. You will explore what plagiarism is and how to avoid it, and learn how and when to reference. The course also includes an interactive to work through, which will ...
This free course, Developing good academic practice, is intended to help you develop good academic practices in your studies and when producing assignments and completing assessments. Although designed as a course to work through, the content can also be used to dip in and out of, if you feel you need to improve your skills in a particular area.