Check your work for plagiarism

Plagiarism is using someone else's ideas or words as your own.

What you need to do

  1. Step 1

    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.

  2. Step 2

    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

Tutorials

  • How to reference and avoid plagiarism: Follow citing and referencing rules to acknowledge your sources, avoid plagiarism and identify effective paraphrasing (source: UWE Bristol Library).
  • Understanding plagiarism: What is meant by plagiarism, how to draw on other people's work without plagiarising it, and how to recognise and avoid plagiarism (source: Skills for Study website).
  • Reference and avoid plagiarism: This resource list complements the library workshop called 'How to reference and avoid plagiarism'.

University regulations

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.

Copyright law

Copyright is used to protect the rights of the creators or legal owners of literature, art, music, recordings and broadcasts.

View information and guidance for students and staff to help you comply with copyright law.

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