Accused of an academic offence when I haven’t committed one Watch
Student life, in partnership with UEA
I received my results for an assignment today and when I went to view this on turnitin it stated that it had been flagged as a possible academic offence and that I need to see my course leader regarding this. I am due to see my course leader tomorrow however, I disagree with the accusation completely. I can hand on heart say that none of my work was plagiarised, when I originally submitted my work to turnitin it gave me a 57% similarity report however, it highlighted things such as my references, front sheet, title, and all the references which I had correctly cited throughout. I made sure that my references I used for my work were cited correctly and I know I haven’t copied any work at all. I’m not too worried at all about the meeting as I know I haven’t plagiarised. But I was wondering if anyone else has been wrongly accused of an academic offence and what happened? Obviously I know every university has different procedures regarding this so the outcome may be different but just looking for some advice on how to fight my corner! It just hurts when you know you haven’t done anything wrong but you’ve been accused.