Avoiding Plagiarism

Definition of Plagiarism

"Plagiarism" is defined by the University as the use, without adequate acknowledgment, of the intellectual work of another person in work submitted for assessment. A student cannot be found to have committed plagiarism where it can be shown that the student has taken all reasonable care to avoid representing the work of others as his or her own.

University of Aberdeen's definition of Plagiarism, Section 3.3, Code of Practice on Student Discipline (Academic), 2015 [accessed 10 July 2017].