Plagiarism awareness courses (Turnitin)

The Turnitin plagiarism detection service identifies pieces of text in students' work that match with existing electronic texts. It can be used for assessed essays and also for general formative purposes to improve academic skills. 

Plagiarism: Interpreting originality reports using Turnitin (for staff) 

 At this free byte-sized lunchtime session we will discuss things like: 

  • What do the percentage matches mean? 

  • What about direct citations? 

  • Should I include bibliographies in the similarity index? 

This lunchtime session covers viewing and navigating Turnitin Originality Reports. (Note that critical reading and further action based on the data in the report depend on your discipline, department or faculty and are not included in a generic session.)  

This session is for lecturers, tutors, postgraduate tutors, who are new or recent users of Turnitin (not intended for students). 


Plagiarism: Awareness and avoidance (for students) 

In this free byte-sized lunch time session we will provide support in learning how to avoid unintentional plagiarism. You will have a chance to put a piece of your own writing through Turnitin and interpret the results. Please note that specialist discipline-specific guidance is not provided in this session. 


Turnitin User Group 

This free user group is for staff members (academics and administrators) who are existing or potential users of Turnitin, and divisional or departmental representatives. 


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