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The purpose of this section is to provide students and staff with definitions and explanations of plagiarism and related terms, such as academic misconduct and collusion.

This section also provides a link to City regulations on plagiarism and academic misconduct. We have organised the material under a series of links, which use text, pictures, and video to provide explanations of the terminology.

This section provides definitions of plagiarism, academic misconduct and collusion.

Section 13 of the University Assessment Regulations provides regulations concerning academic misconduct.

  • Student understandings of plagiarism (Library)

This video provides advice about what plagiarism is and how to avoid it, from the perspective of City, University of London students. Created and produced by staff at the City Library.

This section answers common questions raised by students about plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct.