Academic integrity

Academic integrity, honesty, and a respect for knowledge, truth and ethical practices are fundamental to the business of the University.

This is the very first line of the University of Newcastle’s Student Academic Integrity Policy and it should inform the way you approach your exams – and your studies as a whole.

All students must complete an Academic Integrity Module (AIM) before the end of their first semester, trimester or block.

Academic Integrity Module (AIM)

The Module reduces plagiarism and academic fraud by teaching students the University’s five values of academic integrity:

  • Honesty
  • Fairness
  • Trust
  • Responsibility
  • Respect

The Module is an online test completed in UONline, which should take around 30 minutes to complete.

You must score 100 per cent to pass, although you can take the test as many times as you need within your first term.

Read more about Academic Integrity Module (AIM).


For more information on academic integrity, see the University’s policies:

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