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Study skills (Learning Development)

What is academic integrity?

Academic integrity is the commitment to complete your academic work independently and honestly, in an appropriate academic style, according to your institution’s requirements. There are six fundamental values of academic integrity: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage (International Center for Academic Integrity, 2021). 

Academic integrity at the University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln takes academic integrity very seriously so you need to ensure you are aware of what constitutes good academic practice and avoid anything that could be considered an academic offence.

The University’s General Regulations provide information on some of the different types of academic offences, but you can also find examples of academic offences here. There will also be information in your course and module handbooks.

Originality statement

The university has created an originality statement which students need to use to state that an assessment is their own work. It is important to read and understand the originality statement that can be found in the assessment area of Blackboard, along with information about academic offences.

Video on academic offences
Essay mills vide
Contract cheating video

Support available in the library

There is lots of support available to help you complete your academic journey with integrity: 

Reference list

International Center for Academic Integrity (2021) The fundamental values of academic integrity, 3rd edition. Delaware, USA: ICAC. Available from [accessed 20 June 2023].

QAA (2021) What is academic integrity? [video]. Available from [accessed 20 June 2023].