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Academic integrity

As a student of the University, you are responsible for taking part in your education in an honest and authentic manner.    

Whether you’re a coursework or research student, academic integrity means conducting your pursuit of knowledge honestly and responsibly. This contributes to a culture of academic integrity and supports the University’s reputation in education and research. It means you’ll graduate with a valuable qualification based on this reputation.

We expect you to be familiar with the policies and codes covering academic honesty and conduct at the University.

You need to follow these codes and policies during your time at the University. We do not tolerate any form of breach or academic dishonesty.

Promoting academic integrity

You have access to a range of resources and services to help you meet the academic standards required to complete your course.

Academic honesty education module

You need to complete the Academic Honesty Education Module (AHEM) if you are a new student commencing study in a new course.

If you are a current student who commenced study before 2016, you will also need to complete the module if you:

  • enrol in or transfer to a new degree
  • commence an appended honours program
  • are in a combined degree program and have progressed to the second degree (your degree code has changed).

Some faculties or schools may also require you to complete the AHEM if you are a continuing student. 

Once you complete the module, in most cases you will not need to complete it again for a period of 10 years, even if you change courses.

The module will help you understand the University’s commitment to academic honesty. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete and consists of information about academic honesty and interactive questions to check your understanding.

The module needs to be completed by 31 March for Semester 1 and 31 August for Semester 2. If you do not complete the module by the deadline, your academic record may be supressed.

Accessing the module

The AHEM is under review and will not be available until Semester 1 2019. If you were meant to complete the module in 2018, contact the Office of Educational Integrity at educational.integrity@sydney.edu.au

Workshops, services and resources

There is a wide range of workshops and online resources to improve your understanding of academic and professional writing, and to help you develop your skills in this area.

Office of Educational Integrity

Details

The University will be closed from Monday 25 December until Monday 8 January.

You can still reach the the Student Centre by phone and online during this time.

Last updated: 11 December 2018

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