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If you have been accused of committing plagiarism by your university, the outcomes of the investigations can have very serious consequences. Many students may believe that plagiarism is a straightforward issue involving copying another person’s work, but it can also include self-plagiarism; copying your own previously submitted work.

Our university law solicitors are committed to helping students through the process of challenging these types of serious allegations.

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is classed as a form of academic misconduct and may occur where a student is claimed to have presented someone else’s work or ideas as their own. Each university will have their own rules and regulations which will set out what is classed as plagiarism and whether or not the student’s intention will be considered.

Many universities use specialist software such as TurnItIn which will identify any instances of alleged plagiarism. Once this software identifies any potential plagiarism, a university may commence investigations and seek a response from the student in question. Our university solicitors have extensive experience in reviewing investigation reports and TurnItIn reports and can help you to review and respond to the allegations.

It is therefore vital to seek professional help as plagiarism allegations can have a serious impact on a student’s record, future studies and potential employment prospects. Our higher education lawyers are experienced in dealing with plagiarism allegations and can help you to challenge these cases.

Why instruct us?

Our university law solicitors are experienced in dealing with cases involving allegations of plagiarism. We understand that these allegations can have serious consequences, such as being expelled from your university. We will help you defend these allegations robustly.

Please contact us on 01633 240743 or by e-mail [email protected] to discuss how our university law solicitors can help you.

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