Having a good understanding of academic integrity is vital to your success at university.
Understanding academic integrity means that you can build on the ideas, research and inspiration of others while developing and expressing your own ideas.
Academic integrity involves showing respect to other people's ideas, words, images, code and more by ensuring you acknowledge who and what has influenced your thinking or the work you have produced.
This means always doing your own work unless you are instructed that a piece of work is collaborative or group work, and recognising when other people or organisations have influenced your thinking or the work you have produced through citation and referencing.
Maintaining academic integrity protects your reputation and the University’s reputation, as well as the value of your qualification. As part of the academic community, we all have a responsibility for ensuring that academic integrity is valued and maintained at Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington.
Plagiarism is a form of cheating that the University treats seriously. Find out about plagiarism and how you can avoid it in your work.
Resolving academic issues
Find out how to deal with any academic issues you may have while you are studying at the University.
Maintaining academic integrity is easy when you know how.
Understanding academic misconduct
It is important to have a good understanding of academic misconduct, and the potential consequences of this.
Academic misconduct procedures
If a marker has reason to believe that there is an issue with the academic integrity of a piece of work, an academic misconduct procedure will begin.
Turnitin is text matching software that is used to help understand the originality of work submitted for assessment.
Student use of artificial intelligence
Here at Te Herenga Waka, we have watched the development of improved artificial intelligence with the same fascination that many others will have.
Help with academic integrity
If you are feeling stressed by your studies or unsure what to do, reach out to our student services for help, advice, or a confidential discussion. There are lots of resources and support available to you.
For help with academic reading, writing, referencing, or other skills, contact Student Learning or attend one of the many workshops they have available.
If you need to improve your writing ability, you can take one of our writing courses: