Collaboration not Collusion

12927576435_899befcc9c_zGSA is a collaborative learning environment, in which your ideas and processes will be stimulated and developed through working with others. Yet for assessment purposes your work must be wholly your own. This does not mean that it should not be generated through collaborating with others, but it is important that your work is not the result of collusion with others. Inappropriate collusion is plagiarism, and subject to academic penalties.

– Do not copy another student’s visual or written work
– Do not allow other students to copy your visual or written work
– Do not work with another student on producing outcomes for individual assessment
– Be clear about who has done what in producing work for group assessment

This (pdf) resource from the University of Leeds fully explains the difference between collaboration and collusion and provides guidance on collaborating, rather than colluding, with others.