Answered On Last Updated: Jul 11, 2024

What is Academic Integrity?

Academic Integrity is a commitment to approaching your academic work honestly.

The International Centre for Academic Integrity (ICAI) outline six fundamental values of academic integrity. All members of the academic community should approach their work with:

  1. Honesty
  2. Trust
  3. Fairness
  4. Respect
  5. Responsibility
  6. Courage

You can find out more by viewing the full ICAI report on the Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity

You can ensure that you uphold these values by:

  • Completing your own original work
  • Acknowledging your sources (referencing)
  • Not relying on dishonest means to gain advantage
  • Using accurate information/data

How can I avoid Plagiarism?

Roehampton's Understanding Academic Integrity and Plagiarism tutorial will help you recognise plagiarism pitfalls and ways to avoid them. Cite Them Right's referencing tutorials will help you use the appropriate referencing style to accurately acknowledge your sources. 

This video from The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) discusses the importance Academic Integrity further.


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