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Academic integrity is vital to our university culture in order to ensure fairness to all learners and confidence in our awards. The resources below are intended to support students and staff.

View our guidance on academic integrity (PDF).

Upcoming: 2-4pm 9th December an online workshop on contract cheating led by Matt Jones. To participate in this webinar, please contact adf@stmarys.ac.uk.

There are internal and external resources you can use to support your understanding of academic integrity.

Top tips and links to St Mary's resources 

Policy guidance - academic integrity

What is academic integrity? Definitions and advice for students from TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency)

A short QAA video about academic integrity - by students - which defines academic integrity, considers the consequences of academic misconduct and outlines support for UK HE students.

University of Warwick's student pages on academic integrity  focus on being part of a broader community where trust, authenticity and fairness are important. They offer clear advice on how to avoid plagiarism.

 

Resources for staff

St Mary's resources:

Policy guidance - academic integrity

Academic integrity Question Time - a panel of St Mary's colleagues  - Adam Longcroft (Chair), Chris Campbell (SAHPS), Nikki Anghileri (CTESS), Kim Salmons (IoTLA), Chuck Little (IoBLS) Jane Chambers (IoE)  - discuss values and practices in relaiton to academic integrity.

Academic integrity training modules for staff: Access the modules via the Academic Development at St Mary’s Moodle pages, by clicking ‘Academic Integrity Training’ on the lefthand column, and scrolling down to see the module folders. 

The modules are designed to introduce staff to key aspects of academic integrity, starting with basic concepts and progressing to more advanced aspects. Topics include supporting students to learn about good academic practices and building more robust approaches to academic integrity into  modules and assessments that minimise opportunities for academic misconduct.

Sectorwide sources:

International Day of Action against Contract Cheating This is a regular event organised by an active network of academics. The site has videos, resources (including 'Facts about Contract Cheating') and a schedule of forthcoming activities.

QAA Academic Integrity pages - include the UK Academic Integrity charter, publications, videos. This site is largely focused on contract cheating.

Revisiting academic integrity from a student perspective - QAA publication