Saturday, March 19, 2011

Plagiarism at Kingston University

Kingston University has a strong program to educate students on plagiarism:

Chris Dingle, vice president of the students’ union, said: "Plagiarism awareness is drummed into students at Kingston from their first year onwards and the university is very strict in the application of its policies and procedures.

“Strict liability is applied at Kingston, and ‘I didn’t know’ or ‘I got it wrong’ is not a defence.

But, Kingston is #3 in plagiarism incidents:

Kingston University had the third highest number of students caught cheating in the UK, according to new research.

The 799 incidents of academic misconduct uncovered in 2009-10 included 67 during exams and 732 in coursework.

According to the research, 37 people were caught taking unauthorised materials, including notes, into exam halls, while 14 had mobile phones ring during their examinations.

The university was only ranked behind Greenwich which had 838 incidents and Sheffield Hallam with 801.


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