Academic integrity


Academic integrity governs the way in which you research and write while at University. It is founded on the principles of respect for knowledge, truth, scholarship, and acting with honesty. These principles and values are the foundation of academia. Students and staff have a responsibility to practice academic integrity throughout every aspect of academic life.


The practice of academic integrity contributes to:

The quality of your degree

Plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty contribute to devaluing your degree in the eyes of the academic community and future employers.

Your grades or marks

Acknowledging your sources correctly can mean better marks. Failure to acknowledge sources, or acknowledging sources incorrectly, can lead to loss of marks or suspicion of academic dishonesty.

Your learning experience at University.

Developing good academic skills when researching and writing helps you to build upon your knowledge as you move through your degree. Writing your own material enhances your learning and understanding of a topic or concept.

The University of Newcastle has a number of policies concerned with promoting academic integrity among students...