Shortcuts and Misconduct: What this means for you

You may have heard of ghost-writing or maybe you’ve even been approached by a ghost-writing service.

It’s a tempting, time saving cheat that’s in no way a new phenomenon but it’s also a serious form of Academic Misconduct and isn’t something we take lightly.

It’s all on you

As a university student you’re developing your expertise to prepare yourself for corporate challenges and concrete jungles – do you see where I’m going here?


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Is it really worth it?

The short answer (and only answer) is no, it’s not.


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Allowing someone to write on behalf of you may save a little time but along the way it seriously undermines your personal growth and creative integrity – and not to mention the penalties you’ll face once you’re caught.

Other forms of Academic Misconduct include:

  • Copying the work of another student, with or without their agreement.
  • Communicating with others during an examination.
  • Taking actions to prevent other students from completing their assessment work.


Academic support is available

Throughout your study journey, finding a healthy balance between your uni and personal life can become tricky, and an easier alternative may seem like the only way to push through it.

Don’t lose focus – remember, there are a number of learning support services available to you, including the Academic Learning Centre, GOAL, and Studiosity after-hours assistance.

CQUniversity has strict rules about cheating and plagiarism. To find out more, visit the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure at which applies to all degree-level students. 

Aleysha Morgan (

As a graduated VET student, former CQUni degree student and an experienced CQUni Student Adviser, I understand the common pain points faced with study. As a current Student Communications team member, I’m excited to be here to provide my tips and tricks on #CQUniLife.

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