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29 August 2016

Do you know the meaning of Contracting Cheating?

As a student at Deakin it is your responsibility to be aware of the rules that surround submitting your assignments.  But have you heard the term Contract Cheating before? Over your time at Deakin you might have heard some fellow students or lecturers using the term Contract Cheating, however you may not know exactly what it means and how it could impact you.

Contract Cheating is defined as work produced by an external agent or third party and submitted under the pretences of being a student’s original piece of work. In simpler terms, a student is not allowed to submit any work that was not been created by themselves.

To assist with clarity of this topic, DUSA Advocacy & Welfare are hosting a series of events across each campus to outline the academic help services that are available to each student at Deakin.  They will explain what the consequences would be if you are caught in the act of Contract Cheating and also offer a clearer path forward on how to avoid this behaviour.

DUSA’s Contract Cheating Awareness Week is from September 5 to 9 with each event commencing from 12-2pm, including free food, live entertainment, stalls from academic services, clubs & societies and some fun activities where you can win prizes!

For more information on when it will be happening at your campus, please visit Contract Cheating Awareness Week.

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