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Academic Writing

Effective structure and a clear and analytical writing style are crucial in achieving good assignment grades.

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Digital Skills

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Turnitin is the plagiarism detection and prevention software used by the university. It is used to submit assignments by the majority of our programmes.

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Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism

Find out more how you can ensure your referencing technique is effective and how to avoid plagiarism.

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