Good academic conduct

As a student in higher education, you are a member of an academic community. The academic community has certain standards of conduct that all its members are expected to uphold. These standards require you to approach your academic work with integrity and follow good academic practice. This means that you must:

  • Be honest in your use of data, avoiding fabrication and falsification
  • Acknowledge all the sources you use in your work
  • Follow the citation and referencing conventions approved by your school
  • Never give or receive unauthorised help with academic work

These pages focus on the use of sources in academic writing. They will help you to cite sources correctly in you writing, compile a list of references and avoid plagiarism.

For additional information about this important topic, visit The Right-Cite for Good Academic Conduct.