Answered By: Monique Ritchie
Last Updated: 20 Dec, 2017     Views: 2603

The University is licensed to use plagiarism detection software.

If you are a MPhil or PhD student, from September 2014, the University provides a checking service on your final draft, to help meet open access and research integrity copyright requirements. You must submit the final draft of your thesis before your Viva Voce examination to CheckIt, a thesis check service managed by the Taught Programmes Office in each College.

CheckIt uses licensed plagiarism detection software, Urkund, on the digital assessment platform WISEFlow to generate a report for you and your supervisor. If you have any concerns about plagiarism in your work, you should raise the matter with your lecturer or supervisor in the first instance, who will be able to advise.

Further help and information

You can find out more on plagiarism, referencing and related issues using the links below.

The Library runs sessions on referencing and avoiding plagiarism in Colleges, or on individual modules on request from academic staff. You can also contact your Subject Liaison Librarian - for contact details see About Us on the Library homepage.

ASK in the Brunel Educational Excellence Centre (BEEC) and the Graduate School also run academic and research skills workshops and events such as ASK Week and Master's Dissertation Week throughout the year. Look out for these on the ASK and Graduate School web pages.

If you need to talk to someone in confidence, the Advice and Representation Centre may be able to help. See the web page: Welfare and advice.