Teaching & Learning


Plagiarism: assumptions, mindset and approaches 1 February (online)

01 February 2023, 9:30 am–10:45 am

Two students sitting with a laptop

This session has been cancelled due to strike action. Plagiarism is a thorny issue. Often it is portrayed as a trial of wits between sneaky students and embattled academics but the reality is lot more nuanced.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff






UCL Arena Centre


This event will take place online.
Details and registration will be sent to you.
United Kingdom

Wednesday 1 February 2023, 09:30 - 10:45 (online)

Why do students plagiarise? Is it always those that are struggling that are most likely to do it? Do we even agree on what plagiarism is? How effective are plagiarism detection tools? What additional ‘threats’ do essay mills and artificial intelligence promise? This session will provide some provocations and prompts for open discussion and opportunities to consider how we might challenge issues as well as our own thinking. 

This workshop will:


  • Critically reflect on their own and colleagues’ perceptions and attitudes in relation to academic dishonesty, notably in relation to plagiarism 

  • Suggest ways to minimise opportunities for plagiarism and to reconsider fixed definitions and practices 

The course aims are to:

  • Disrupt conventional thinking but also to offer some practical ways we might adapt our thinking and practice to minimise plagiarism  

Who should attend

Early career, mid career, education leaders. Any colleagues who design and mark assessment activities from programme level through to single sessions summatives through to formal formatives