Respecting authorship through good academic practice is one of the key values of higher education in the UK
Plagiarism is the term used to describe the misuse of authorship. It is a serious academic offence and is treated as such by the University of Essex. These pages have been designed to develop your understanding of authorship and plagiarism so that you can adopt good academic practice. Whether unintentional or intentional, plagiarism is your responsibility. Ignorance is no excuse. Therefore please read these webpages carefully or download the accompanying booklet.