Skip to Main Content
London Metropolitan University

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism: Academic Integrity

Conducting your work with honesty

During your studies at London Met you need to approach your work with academic integrity, that is to say, you must take an honest approach and do not falsify data, pass off the work of others as your own or cheat in any way. This relies on:

  • truth
  • honesty
  • trust

By embracing these values you give credibility to yourself and the work you produce. This means respecting the work of others and demonstrating original thought through critical thinking.

If you use other people's work and pass it off as your own without due acknowledgment it is known as plagiarism.

Check your work before submission

Submitting your coursework practice area 
You have an opportunity to practice submitting your coursework via Turnitin before you submit your assignment via your weblearn module or following your tutor's instructions.
Why use the Turnitin practice area first?
All information, ideas and quotations from anything you have read or consulted in order to write an assignment at university must be correctly referenced.
For any referencing questions contact your Academic Liaison Librarian or have a look at our Help area.

University regulations

When the values of academic integrity are not displayed, poor academic integrity questions the quality of your degree. This can harm the value of our degrees in the workplace and for acceptance into further study. 

The University takes academic misconduct very seriously and seeks at all times to rigorously protect its academic standards. Plagiarism, collusion and other forms of cheating constitute academic misconduct, for which there is an explicit range of graduated penalties depending on the particular type of academic misconduct. The penalties that can be applied if academic misconduct is substantiated range from a reprimand to expulsion in very serious cases and for repeated instances of misconduct.

The link below lists a range of categories of academic misconduct and associated penalties, covering instances of academic misconduct (plagiarism, collusion, exam cheating). 

Academic Misconduct Policy and Procedure for 2023/24