Academic Integrity Module

Students must uphold the University's five values of academic integrity while studying at UoN:

  • Honesty
  • Fairness
  • Trust
  • Responsibility
  • Respect

To help reduce plagiarism and academic fraud and to uphold academic integrity, new students must complete an Academic Integrity Module before the end of your first enrolment period (semester, trimester or block).

How to complete the Module

You'll receive an email advising that you need to complete the module.

The module is a 30 minute online test completed in UoNline.

You need to gain a score of 100 per cent to pass, and you can repeat the module as many times as you need to achieve this mark. Once you have successfully completed the module, this will be automatically recorded against your details in myHub.

If you don't complete the module within the timeframe, you'll be unable to re-enrol in courses, view exam results, grades and transcripts, or graduate.

Academic fraud

This is a form of academic dishonesty and occurs when a person makes a false representation to gain an unfair advantage. See the Student Academic Integrity Policy for more details.


This is presenting another person's ideas or works as your own. You are not permitted to plagiarise any material while completing your studies at UoN.  Material includes written works, data, images, formulae, music, websites and computer programs. See the Student Academic Integrity Policy for more details.

See below for further information on academic integrity at UoN:

  • Student Conduct Rule
  • University Library InfoSkills - Information Literacy and Academic Integrity Tutorial
  • Learn about Turnitin which checks for plagiarism when submitting assessments.

Academic staff and student expectations

The academic staff and student expectations are:

Academic staff

  • Be well prepared and arrive on time for classes.
  • Provide relevant information to students about degrees, courses, assessments and professional placements.
  • Provide clear guidelines, instructions and marking criteria to students for an assessment task.
  • Provide constructive and timely feedback on assessment tasks.
  • Be available to students in each course they teach.
  • Respond promptly to requests for information, usually within 3 working days.
  • Be sensitive to students' individual circumstances and special needs that may impact on their class participation and learning.
  • Treat all students and other staff respectfully.


  • Participate and engage in all courses in which you are enrolled.
  • Take responsibility for your learning and accessing additional help.
  • Read prescribed materials and submit assessments when due.
  • Act ethically and honestly in the preparation and submission of all assessment items.
  • Consult the program convenor or course coordinator early if you're having difficulties with a course, assessment, etc.
  • Respond promptly to requests for information, usually within 3 working days.
  • Provide honest and constructive feedback on programs and courses.
  • Access your UoN email account and UoNline.
  • Recognise academic staff have multiple roles, including teaching, research and administration.
  • Treat other students and all staff respectfully.

Code of Conduct policy.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.