The University views academic misconduct (that is, attempting to gain an unfair advantage in assessments or to aid another to gain such an advantage) very seriously. In examinations, the main examples of academic misconduct are taking unauthorised material into examinations, obtaining an advanced copy of an 'unseen' examination paper, unauthorised communication during an examination (including telephone), copying from another candidate, and impersonating another candidate. In coursework, the main types of academic misconduct are plagiarism, presenting the work of another (including another student) as one's own, presenting work done by a group as if it were done by an individual or another group, and falsifying data. Other forms of academic misconduct are possible and these examples should not be taken as exhaustive.
Please ensure that you understand what may amount to academic misconduct; these are not confined to the types of behaviour commonly thought of as cheating and every year we have instances of students who unwittingly put themselves at risk of, at the least, failure in a module and, at the worst, removal from the course. You should be particularly vigilant in group work as the whole group will be responsible for the submitted assignment, including any academic misconduct or plagiarism it may contain. It is, therefore, important that you know what the other members of your group are doing.
More information on academic misconduct, particularly plagiarism and how to avoid it, can be found on My Kingston: https://mykingston.kingston.ac.uk/myuni/academicregulations/Pages/misconduct.aspx.
Please be very careful that you do not commit academic misconduct. Employers will not look favourably on students who have either academic misconduct or other disciplinary items on their record. You could be endangering not just your degree but your future career.