Launch Video

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity is an important element that governs all practices during your study- it is a fundamental principle that applies to all members of the University community (i.e. members of staff, researchers, and students) - ensuring your academic work is honest, ethical and accurate is of the upmost importance. When we talk about Academic Integrity, we are looking at its alignment with the development of good academic practice, which is expected of all members of the University of Wolverhampton’s academic community. For students, Academic Misconduct, and its avoidance is a big part of this.

Academic Misconduct refers to mutiple methods in which you can compromise your Academic Integrity during your studies. There are three elements of Academic Misconduct, they are:

  • Plagiarism
  • Collusion
  • Cheating

Any type of misconduct may be intentional or unintentional but either way, the accusation is serious and can have a serious impact on your time at University of Wolverhampton.

Wolves Students’ Union aims to strengthen student’s knowledge of aspects of Academic Misconduct before it has taken place (intentionally or unintentionally) and provide you with the support mechanisms you need to prevent it happening again.

Why we are running this campaign

This campaign will be running as a result of the increase in the number of students who engaged in Poor Academic Practice, particularly looking at the support in place for our international student provision who study at the University of Wolverhampton.

Who is the campaign lead?

The campaign lead is your Vice-President Academic, Tobi.

Tobi will be working with Student Voice Team at the Students’ Union to put this campaign together and push it out to the student community.

The Students’ Union’s Academic Integrity campaign will address three areas:

Education and Awareness

To explain the three principles of academic misconduct which is plagiarism, collusion and cheating as a major challenge students are facing in the submission of both summative and formative assignments, and ways through which they could avoid them.

Communication and Confidence

This is a process to restore the confidence of students and to strengthen the relationship between staffs and students, to ensure students feel they can ask for help and support if they need it.

Support and Skills

To bring the awareness of students to learn about the different support systems the university and the students’ union has in place to help students not fall foul to academic misconduct and jeopardise their academic integrity.


This campaign is not a substitute for advice and we recommend that you get in touch with our Advice and Representation Team if you have been accused of committing plagiarism or collusion, or communicate with your Personal Tutor if you need support before submitting your work. For more information visit our Advice and Representation Information guidance on Academic Misconduct