Report Highlighting Academic Integrity
Plagiarism is a state which occurs when someone steals others’ ideas and inscribes or published as his/her own. It can be intentional or unintentional, by including it into one’s own work without complete acknowledgement (crediting the author or citing the source) (Lone, 2002). In most of the UK universities, plagiarism is considered as knowledgeable and well-informed stealing, the faculty in these universities hardly to-do and bother to govern that plagiarism content is purposeful or student just copy and paste the words like wandering in the market partaking overlooked to pay. According to Hyland(2015),in all universities of the United Kingdom, the term plagiarism is defined as “all academic work, written or otherwise, submitted by the students to their instructors or other academic supervisors, is expected to be the result of their own thoughts, research or self-expression”.
Case # 1: Case of UK Nursing Students
According to Stephanie Jones at Nurse News Steph (2016),thousands of nurses entangled duplicitous through academic courses in the United Kingdom. Moreover, these nurses have undertaken penalty and faced ordered action for cheating in their university educations. In last three years, the UK universities have scolded at least 1,706 nursing students for crimes for instance plagiarism, conspiracy and copying other students. It is a matter of great concern because this number can be increased as the authorities indicated that thousands other students also marketing and selling modified essays through these websites. According to Polit and Beck (2008), in the UK each year nursing academic papers “high hundreds or low thousands’ were traded to nursing students through firms. As cited by Pearce (2016) RCN (Royal College of Nurses)professional lead education Anne Corrinn said that intentional cheating was totally intolerable, but then again, many nursing students might not be accustomed with academic resolutions. Likewise, many of the plagiarism cases were because of the lack of academic writing convents as many students were not familiar with legal plagiarism; nursing students might not know about the importance of correct referencing. Yet, the reason of this misconception was that most of the nursing students enter in this field came from a diverse circumstances and educational background, therefore, these students might not have skills and technicalities of academic writings. Furthermore, Anne said that it is essential to educate these students and improve and nurture their academic writing skills. In addition to this, Scott (2016) investigated that in Edinburgh Napier University just about 300 nursing students were involved in cheating but only five of them were stated for enquiry by qualification stage to prepare for investigation in front of the director of boards. The university privileges that it acquired majority of the nursing students than any other nursing university in the UK. As the University spokesperson told that every so often plagiarism be indebted much more to simply than dishonesty so we put our effort on the education of students and enforce them to pay full attention on upright training in their on-paper work. A council of Deans of Health spokesperson told that there are70,000 nursing students in the UK universities. He further said that even though any case of plagiarism is an alarming situation and can be considered seriously, but in last few years the number of these type of cases have been decreased almost 1% per year (Stephanie, 2016). The reason is that majority of the students work hard and are serious about their professional life.