Integrity Matters

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Integrity Matters is an interactive e-learning module designed to raise awareness of academic offences and offer strategies to avoid these.

Student Voices Symposium 2024: Integrity Matters 
Take part in our Student Voices event on 28th and 29th February

Led by students, we invite diverse student voices from across the university to share your perspectives on integrity and reliability.
Together we will shed light on what these values mean to us. 

Our Student Voices symposium gives you an opportunity to delve into the theme of integrity in your academic and professional lives. Join us at this event where we will explore a broader view of what it means to uphold integrity through conscious choices.  

Join the event live via Teams- between 10am and 1pm, 28-29 February 2024

February 28th, 10am - 1pm

10:00 -10:15am Welcome - Hosted by Qing Tang

10:15-11:30am UK University: Addressing Culture Shock

Chair: Andrew Sinclair
Expert Speakers: Julie Mundair, Vik Chauhan
Panel Members: Aminul Fahad Islam (GSU), Sodiq Lawal (GSU)

A discussion of the cultural 'norms' of UK Higher Education and how these might differ from other educational systems and cultures. Shared experiences and tips from an international perspective.

11:30 - 11.45 Break

11:45am - 13:00pm Artificial Intelligence: Using it appropriately

Chair: Mark Johnson
Expert Speaker: Stuart Smith
Panel Members: Diana Amarinei, Priyanka, Kristofer Grigaitis, Diana Nykonenko

An open and honest conversation about how and when AI can be used for academic work with students discussing their real life experiences within this area.

February 29th, 10am - 1pm

10:00 -10:15am Welcome - Hosted by Qing Tang

10:15-11:30am Integrity Matters: Improving your academic skills

Chair: Michael Alsford
Expert Speaker: Jenny Spinks and Shapna Compton
Panel Members: Rejina Lama, Rahul Christhuraj Latharani, Tereza Jelinkova

Developing integrity is an important part of one's academic and professional character. Presenting oneself as reliable, trustworthy, and authoritative is vital to the student experience. This session will provide the opportunity to explore this topic with students and staff and raise issues such as, what might compromise ones integrity and damage ones academic journey and future career prospects.

11:30 - 11.45 Break

11:45am- 13:00pm Essay Mills - the truth behind the marketing

Chair: Andrew Day
Expert Speaker: Michael Alsford 
Panel Members: Stella Hassan, Kabita Mandal Dhanuk, Colm Mackey (GSU), Aminul Fahad Islam (GSU)

An exploration of the ethics and business practices of essay mills, student perceptions of their services, and the implications for academic integrity.

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