Check your work for plagiarism
Plagiarism is using someone else's ideas or words as your own.
What you need to do
The University uses SafeAssign to help identify plagiarism. You can submit your work to SafeAssign before your final submission. This may give you an indication as to the level of originality of your work. However, please read interpreting the SafeAssign report, as a high percentage (%) does not necessarily mean you have plagiarised and a low percentage (%) does not necessarily mean you haven't plagiarised.
Please read our Blackboard support guide for the SafeAssign tool before submitting for the first time.
Visit the SafeAssign tool.
Select 'enrol' to submit your work and check your work for plagiarism. Use this before your actual summative submission on the Coursework tab/module section on Blackboard.
Advice and regulations
- Attend our 'How to reference and avoid plagiarism' workshop. View study skills events on the Events Diary.
- How to reference and avoid plagiarism online workbook: Follow citing and referencing rules to acknowledge your sources, avoid plagiarism and identify effective paraphrasing (source: UWE Bristol Library).
- Reference and avoid plagiarism reading list: This resource list complements the library workshop and online workbook.
- Managing your references: This online workbook will introduce you to referencing management software that will help you to store and organise your references (source: UWE Bristol Library).
- Decisions, Decisions: This online resource helps you to discover how and why to avoid the pitfalls of plagiarism.
The University takes cheating, collusion, plagiarism and other breaches of assessment regulations very seriously.
Our assessment offences information includes UWE Bristol's Assessment Offence Policy and Procedures, examples of assessment offences, and advice for students.
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View information and guidance for students and staff to help you comply with copyright law.