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Plagiarism and citing

This session is part of the Doctoral School Skills Development programme and is available to UCL postgraduate research students only. Places can be booked by logging in via the programme website.

Plagiarism is a serious issue in the academic world, both for students and professional researchers. UCL’s official policy on plagiarism regards it as a form of cheating. Consequently penalties for plagiarism at UCL can be heavy, even if those implicated are unaware that their actions constitute plagiarism.

This session will provide attendees with an awareness of the fundamental principles of what plagiarism, collusion and collaboration are. By the end of the session attendees will have a thorough understanding of how to avoid committing plagiarism and how to reference work correctly using the most popular citation styles.

Please note: The generic nature of this introductory session means that subject-specific topics, such as discipline-specific research methodology, will not be covered.

 This session will cover:

The skills and knowledge necessary to cite references correctly and avoid plagiarism. It covers the different types of plagiarism that exist and the strategies that researchers can use to avoid plagiarising, including ensuring correct citation of works.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe what plagiarism is, and what actions constitute plagiarism.
  • acknowledge the importance of citing references correctly using standard referencing styles such as Vancouver or Harvard.
  • Identify where to go for further help with compiling references and using reference management software
  • check your work using Turnitin, plagiarism detection software in use at UCL


Tuesday, November 5, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
DMS Watson Science Library, Room 417
  UCL research student     UCL staff  
  Citing References     Referencing and managing information  
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This session is part of the Doctoral School Skills Development programme. Postgraduate research students at UCL should book a place by logging in via the programme website.

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