Academic integrity is a set of guiding principles that should underpin your studies while at university and into your professional life. Integrity at university simply means to act with honesty when completing academic work.
MDX have created a range of guides and answered frequently asked questions to help you understand different aspects of academic integrity. Please explore the resources including videos and corresponding PDF guides. We also highly encourage you to complete the online Student Success Essentials: Academic Integrity course to ensure that you are well-equipped for your studies and know how to avoid academic misconduct.
Middlesex University is aware of the discussions and debates currently taking place around tools such as ChatGPT and other AI apps.
You may be aware of such tools, but you should be aware that their use could breach university regulations. Assessments need to be your own work, based on your own learning. Guidance regarding Academic Integrity can be found on Unihub.
Buying essays or dissertations or any other coursework from companies on the internet is a form of plagiarism. An example is this:
This is cheating and is forbidden under Middlesex University Academic Misconduct regulations:
Internet sites which sell essays or dissertations will tell you it's not plagiarism or cheating to buy from them. They are lying. Please don't buy coursework.
If you buy an essay or dissertation you risk:
Plagiarism is taking someone else‘s work or ideas and passing them off as your own own. It includes:
The reasons for plagiarising can either be intentional or unintentional, and can often be due to: poor time management, having problems with managing your workload, leaving the work to the last minute and taking the easy option, a crisis at home, or even just laziness. The University has sophisticated technology that will catch plagiarised work, so by doing it you may seriously affect the outcome of your degree. Accidental plagiarism is treated just as seriously as doing it on purpose.
To avoid plagiarism you must ensure that you include all the references you have used in your work. This is not something that should be left to the last minute after you have finished writing as this is often when errors occur, due to insufficient time. Instead referencing should be an ongoing process throughout all stages of your academic work:
Reading and Note-taking:
For more information about how to reference see the Referencing Styles tab above.