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Student values and rules

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Unisa students commit to these values

These values define our conduct and our focus in providing an environment, a culture and a service that will shape and allow us to fully live and exemplify our values:

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Discipline
  • Honesty
  • Commitment
  • Humanity


Did you know that plagiarism is a form of dishonesty?

Plagiarism is taking someone else's throughts, ideas or writings and passing them off as your own. It's a serious academic offence, which can result in a student being expelled, and impacting on the student's standing with other universities and academic institutions.

Here are some tips to ensure you don't plagiarise:

  • Acknowledge the original source whenever you use a fact, phrase, chart or quotation from someone else's work.
  • Keep careful notes of every source you consult when working on an assignment, so that you never use a source without proper acknowledgement.
  • Never copy and paste anything from the internet without also copying the URL (where you found it), so that you can provide a full reference for the source.
  • Don't use the work of fellow students.

There are many online tools that you can use to check your work for plagiarism. It's always a good idea to submit this check along with your assignment.

Last modified: Tue Feb 05 14:51:44 SAST 2019