UC is aware of a scam email being sent to UC student email addresses that promotes writing services, assignment counselling and quiz coaching. The email is being sent from ‘HCB Business Counselling Center,’ has the subject line ‘HCB Business Counselling Center Solves Your Problems!’ and includes an image with the UC logo on it. UC is not in any way associated with this communication – this email is a scam.
If you receive any suspicious emails offering writing services, please contact the IT Service Desk in the Central Library (Puaka-James Hight building, Level 2).
Academic integrity is one of the cornerstones of being a good student, and breaching academic integrity can lead to serious consequences. For more information read Academic Integrity Guidance for Staff and Students and the Student Code of Conduct.
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More information – how to spot a scam
Check out UC’s Basic tips to spotting a scam
You may have heard recent news allegations about international students at Auckland University buying their essays from ghost writers. (Source: 1 NEWS)
Cheating and academic dishonesty are not tolerated at the University of Canterbury. Academic integrity is one of the cornerstones of being a successful student, and breaching academic integrity can lead to serious consequences, including exclusion from the university.
Behaviours that put you or others at serious risk can impact on your enrolment at UC, your career and subsequent employment opportunities.
As a UC student it is your responsibility:
- to be self-motivated and actively contribute to personal learning
- to complete course work to the best of your ability
- to honestly engage in your course work
- to understand that academic dishonesty including plagiarism and cheating has serious consequences.
Please refer to the Know the Code – Student Code of Conduct pamphlet (available at Student Success, Security and UCSA offices) or Know the Code webpage for more information.
If you need support with your academic writing, the Academic Skills Centre | Pokapū Pūkenga Ako can help. They offer services and resources that focus on academic writing and strategies to support student success.
Professor Ian Wright
University of Canterbury Deputy Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Tuarua