LIBRARY AND ELECTRONIC LIBRARY
SIST Library is a place where students can study in peace and harmony. All of the recommended and required readings for all Modules taught at SIST are available in the Library. Should you wish to read a book, please contact our Front Office.
You will be allocated a Cardiff Metropolitan University personal e-mail account when you are enrolled as a student at Cardiff Metropolitan University. You will also be granted access to Cardiff Metropolitan University electronic resources and will be given a username and password to access these. Here you will find many journals and books to read. Please remember to change your password every 3 months. You can contact the IT helpdesk in the UK [email protected] should you have any issues accessing your results. You can access your Electronic Library account by clicking on this link https://tsr.cardiffmet.ac.uk/pages/student.aspx
All students will submit their work for review on the Moodle platform. (Which you shall receive access to along with the e-library logins). It is important to know 3 things about Moodle:
- Your assignments will be published in moodle for you to download and work on.
- You submit your assignments before the deadline in Moodle by uploading your work to the platform
- Moodle has a turn it system that will give you the plagiarism results to ensure you have time to modify your work should your plagiarism be highly rated, you are recommended to upload your work few days in advance to the deadline s you are able to modify and re-submit your new work.
Cardiff Metropolitan University’s regulations on Unfair Practice can be viewed in full in the Academic Handbook:
Where there is any evidence of unfair practice Cardiff Metropolitan University takes the matter very seriously and has rigorous procedures to investigate the alleged offence. Guidelines for Imposition of Penalties for Unfair Practice are available through the link above. Unfair practice can be defined as gaining an unpermitted advantage by cheating. It involves breaking the examination regulations, copying from others, plagiarising, impersonating someone else or making false claims. All work should be the student’s own effort in some way.
(a) Unfair practice can be defined as gaining an un-permitted advantage by cheating. It involves breaking the examination regulations, copying from others, plagiarising, impersonating someone else or making false claims. All work should be the student’s own effort in some way.
(b) The University’s Rules and Procedures Governing Infringement of Assessment Regulations define plagiarism as “the unacknowledged insertion into a student’s work of material taken from the work, published or unpublished, of another person”. It is an offence which, if you don’t take steps to guard against it, can lead to a range of penalties, from being required to resubmit work and pay a penalty to be withdrawn from your programme of study.
Examples of plagiarism are:
(a) Including in your work a piece, or pieces, from someone else’s work (e.g. from a lecture, video, book, journal or website) without indicating – by the use of references in the text (Harvard referencing style) where the work is taken from.
(b) Using someone else’s ideas without identifying that person’s name in your work.
(c) Paraphrasing someone else’s work – i.e. expressing someone else’s ideas in your own words – without acknowledgement.
(d) Copying, without acknowledgement, the work of someone else, including the work of another student.
(c) Plagiarism is not just about written work: it covers other people’s ideas, designs and inventions. Essentially, plagiarism is the act of representing someone else’s work as your own. If academic staff suspect that you have submitted work which is, in whole or in part, not your own, they will give you a mark and refer your case to Plagiarism Committee who will contact you about this infringement. And remember, whether you do this intentionally or accidentally, you are liable to be penalised.
(d) Collusion – is another form of plagiarism which can result in you being similarly penalised. Whilst, during your programme of study, you may often be required to work collaboratively with other students – exchanging ideas and submitting work as a team – you must always be clear about the guidelines covering this kind of work. If you write up and submit a team assignment because you’re required to work as a group, that’s fine. If, on the other hand, you submit work which is set as an individual assignment, but which you have done in collaboration with another person without acknowledgement – this is not acceptable.
- If a student is caught with plagiarism his case will be considered by the Plagiarism Committee. The student will be sent a letter stating that he is a case of suspicious plagiarism. The student then has five working days to respond to the letter. In case the student does not respond, the case will be considered by the committee and the outcome of the case may be, if it is the first infringement, redo the assessment with the capping of marks at 40% for the BA and 50% for the MBA programme, and if it is a second infringement, the committee may expel the student from the programme.
If you are accused of any type of unfair practice, Cardiff Metropolitan University’s procedures allow you to defend yourself or to be represented and, if found guilty, you have the right to appeal on certain grounds. As part of its commitment to quality and the maintenance of academic standards, Cardiff Metropolitan University reserves the right to use plagiarism detection systems, including Turn it in. Further details of this system are available from http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/studyadvice/plagiarism.htm It is important that you familiarise yourself with the definition of plagiarism at the above link.
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