Academic misconduct is any type of cheating which occurs in relation to a formal academic exercise.
This includes plagiarism, collusion, falsification, deceit, cheating and personation. The University takes all reported incidences of academic misconduct seriously and seeks to ensure that they are dealt with efficiently and appropriately.
Academic Services offers guidance on all aspects of academic misconduct.
The Edinburgh University Students' Association understand that being suspected of plagiarism or cheating can be an intimidating experience for anyone, regardless your individual situation. Their Academic Advisers can offer guidance and support throughout what can be quite a stressful process.
Institute for Academic Development on good academic practice
The IAD provides guidance and factsheets on understanding academic good practice, using sources and referencing, and avoiding some common forms of academic misconduct.
Find out how the Biomedical Teaching Organisation deals with cases of plagiarism, and learn about what you can do to prevent it in your own work.