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Definition overview

1 Definition

Where a Student attempts to gain an unauthorised academic advantage, or assists another Student to do so, in a way that is dishonest or unfair.

Examples of Cheating may include but are not limited to:

  • unauthorised use of information, materials, devices, sources or practices in completing academic activities;
  • failing to comply with examination or Assessment rules or directions;
  • impersonation of a Student or University Employee or allowing oneself to be impersonated in order to gain an unauthorised academic advantage relative to other Students;
  • uploading or downloading Assessment material through a third party platform;
  • unauthorised exchange or sharing of Assessment material with another Student.

2 References

UniSQ Defined.

3 Definition Information

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Complying with the law and observing Policy and Procedure is a condition of working and/or studying at the University.

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