Academic Misconduct

Have you ever received a  notice of potential academic misconduct? The notice itself can be very intimidating and stressful for some students. ANUSA student assistance team is here to help you!


There can be situations, where a student is suspected of plagiarism or collusion based on similarity of their work with other sources or other students. Though it is students responsibility to avoid such situations and familiarize themselves with the requirement of academic integrity at ANU, at times it is improper referencing, copy of some real facts, or a mere coincidence that a part of your work is similar to others.

If you find yourself in such a situation, it is recommended that you contact ANUSA student assistance to the earliest who can help you understand the shortcomings in your work, explain the academic misconduct rules and procedure, assist in drafting response to the accusation and accompany you to the meetings and inquiry.

ANU Academic Skills & Learning centre has advised more on academic integrity and usage of Turnitin practice website on their website. If you are not sure about any concept or the academic misconduct process, do not hesitate to contact ANUSA student assistance team at


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