Key Information

Course Level: Level 1 Course Credit: N/A (Non credit bearing course)
Duration: Approximately 2 hours 
Format: Self-paced online Blackboard course

The course is designed to provide you with guidance and information about proper citation and attribution in writing. All postgraduate students are required to take a compulsory online course in plagiarism awareness. In light of the College’s requirement for all doctoral theses to be submitted electronically, the Graduate School, in conjunction with the Library, has developed an online course entitled Plagiarism Awareness. There is no limit to the amount of times you can take the course – it can be accessed anytime, so there will always be an opportunity to refresh your understanding. If at the end of the course, you feel that you might require additional guidance; directions will be given to alternative sources of information and advice.

The Plagiarism Awareness course is compulsory for all 1st year Doctoral students and MUST be completed before the 9 month Early Stage Assessment (ESA).

Learning Outcomes: 


On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify and explain what plagiarism is.
  • Identify and understand what the College’s policy on plagiarism is.
  • Recognise and understand the concept of academic integrity.
  • Employ appropriatesteps to avoid plagiarism.
  • Assess your work to ensure it complies with College policy on plagiarism

Course Enrolment Information

In order to self-enrol onto the course, please follow the instructions: Plagiarism Awareness (PhD Students) 2023-2024 Self-enrolment guidance [PDF]