At the beginning of the academic year, we would like to remind you about the importance of academic honesty (also known as “academic integrity”) in your study.
What is academic integrity?
- It means doing your academic work (e.g. examinations, assignments) honestly and ethically.
- Any act of academic dishonesty will be considered as a serious disciplinary offence.
What if you are dishonest in your academic work?
PolyU is strongly committed to preserving academic integrity and will not tolerate any acts of academic dishonesty. Do not commit such acts, e.g. cheating, contract cheating (paying a 3rd party to complete your work), plagiarism (copying others’ work as your own without full acknowledgement), impersonation, fabrication and falsification.
Penalties for academic dishonesty include:
- results disqualification,
- lowering of award classification upon graduation,
- suspension of studies, and even
Do not act in a way that you will regret.
What do you need to know?
Please read the sections below in our website about academic integrity:
- How to avoid acts of academic dishonesty?
- What happens if you commit academic dishonest acts?
- Support and resources (e.g. referencing guides, use of generative artificial intelligence)
If you have any questions about academic integrity or your study, please consult your academic advisor or subject teachers.
Wishing you every success in the new academic year,