Reference Right - Accurate Referencing for academic success


Our number one aim in this campaign is to improve the understanding of referencing to reduce the number of students that go through the academic conduct process.

Not only will this mean that students avoid the potentially stressful experience of having their assignments investigated but will also improve the quality of work overall.

Here we present some top tips to get you started. There is more detailed information and support available from the university services listed at the bottom of the page - follow the link to find out more.


What is referencing and why is it important?

The most common mistakes

As Annabel has explained above, referencing is fundamental to the principles of academic honesty. In this section, we will look at some examples of mistakes that we see regularly.

Top tips for good academic practice

Now that we have looked at the most common mistakes, we want to share some tips with you so you can be confident you are getting your referencing right.

University Support

In addition to the advice that we have recommended, there is a lot of support with referencing available though the University. Whether you are a first year wanting to understand the basics or a third year who needs a refresher, there is support available for you.

Student Stories

It’s always great to hear from others who have had the same experience. We spoke to some students who have been through the process to see what advice they would give someone in their situation.