As you get stuck into your assignments we thought it was worth reminding you about a blog post that Ruth Chadwick, one of our Senior Nursing Lecturers wrote back in May.
She talked about the importance of integrity and honesty in our professional lives and how the public expects Health Care practitioners to be open and honest at all times.
She highlights that it isn’t just Health Care practitioners who are sometimes criticised for their lack of honesty and openness and that the behaviour of other professionals whose role is to contribute to the care and safety of the public sometimes falls short of the high standards that are expected in relation to honesty. Ruth relates the importance of integrity and honesty in the workplace with the academic conduct of students studying at University.
It is a great reminder that you learn many skills whilst at University that will serve you well when you enter the world of work. Making sure that you study with honesty and integrity is an important transferable life skill.
What’s this got to do with Skills for Learning?
“An issue which sometimes calls into question the honesty of students; as one of the manifestations of academic misconduct, is that of plagiarism. The University of Salford Quick Guide to Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism advises that “Plagiarism involves taking someone else’s work and presenting it as your own”.”
“It is your knowledge base that needs to be nurtured as you learn to be a professional. Make sure your assignments are the outcome of your own studies and never be tempted to cheat as the consequences for your future progress may be severe.”
Read Ruth’s blog post here https://musingsazpro.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/honesty/ and don’t forget to check out the plagiarism resources on the Skills for Learning website!