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Preventive measures

Advice to the examiners

A report to the Disciplinary Board may be very disruptive for a student. Ideally, preventive measures should be taken to avoid cheating and plagiarism. Take care to specify in the course information what rules apply during examinations, e.g., which aids are permitted during exams and whether collaboration is allowed. Encourage the students to ask if they are unsure about what is permitted and what is forbidden.

Discuss the rules for managing references, not just at the start of a course but regularly throughout its duration. Make the students aware of the issues regarding plagiarism and cheating, discuss the subject. Refer to the links on the right for tips on what to bear in mind as a teacher.

Advice to students

Take care to follow the instructions that you are given during an examination. If you feel unsure about the procedures – ask! The links on the right contain more information regarding the definitions of cheating/plagiarism and what to bear in mind as a student.



Definition of cheating

v. cheat·ed, cheat·ing, cheats


1. To act dishonestly; practice fraud.
2. To violate rules deliberately, as in a game: was accused of cheating at cards.

Source: www.thefreedictionary.com

Advice to students

  • Read the the examination instructions carefully
  • Do not present anyone else’s wording as your own
  • Do not copy other texts without using source
  • Do not copy other texts verbatim without using quotation marks
  • Do not use sources which you have not read yourself


Academic Degrees

Code of honor

Examination representatives

Students' Examination Guide

Equal Opportunities

The Higher Education Ordinance

The Swedish Council for Higher Education

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Last updated: 2020-07-17