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The Integrity Campaign

A competition to encourage academic integrity at Monash

About the competition

Academic integrity. You may have heard about it in the news recently - now it’s time to add your voice to the conversation.

For most students, producing authentic work is second nature. Collusion and plagiarism may have never crossed your mind. Only a small portion of students knowingly breach academic integrity policies. Others who breach these policies may do it unknowingly, by failing to acknowledge someone else’s ideas, or sharing answers with a friend.

Monash has a range of consequences for plagiarism and collusion, but academic integrity is about much more than that. It's about the value of integrity beyond your time at university. That’s why it’s critical to ensure that academic integrity is effectively communicated and upheld at Monash.

While we have a vast suite of resources available for students to better understand the policies and procedures around academic integrity, the aim of this campaign is to hear your ideas, opinions and experiences regarding academic integrity at Monash.

Be a part of The Integrity Campaign by submitting a creative video that is either:

Informative (fact-based) - focused on the meaning and spirit of academic integrity or a component of it


Persuasive - focused on the importance of academic integrity. Hypothetical scenarios and the long term effects of graduates who breach

How to enter


Read through the Resources section of this page to find out background information about Academic Integrity and our policies on this topic.


Create your video. The purpose of the video should be to inform and/or persuade students as to the importance of academic integrity. There are no limitations or guidelines around the content or style of your video, so long as it presents a clear and accurate message relating to academic integrity.


Upload your video to YouTube with a short description about the idea and purpose behind the video.

Email your video to by 13 September with:

  • YouTube link of your video
  • First and last name/s of team member/s
  • Student ID/s of team member/s

This competition is now closed. We'll review all submissions and inform participants of the results shortly.

Your privacy

You should be aware that publishing your video on YouTube will make it publicly available and that YouTube’s terms and conditions will apply, including in relation to privacy and copyright.

Monash University values the privacy of every individual’s personal information and is committed to the protection of that information from unauthorised use and disclosure except where permitted by law. Monash University is collecting your personal information for the purposes of conducting this competition.

By emailing your video to Monash, you agree that Monash, or any person acting on behalf of Monash University can use, reproduce, publish, communicate or broadcast your video in any form (including in a CD/DVD, website, publication, poster, presentation) for advertising, marketing, informational or promotional purposes.  Monash will use reasonable endeavours to contact you if it wishes to use your video in this way.

For further information about the handling of your personal information please see the Student Data Protection and Privacy Collection Statement. For more information about Data Protection and Privacy at Monash University please see our Data Protection and Privacy Procedure.


Up to five videos will be selected to be a part of a suite of videos for The Academic Integrity Campaign, which will be rolled out at Monash in 2020.

Each winning video will be awarded $500AUD.


  • You can submit as an individual or as part of a team
  • Teams are encouraged to have a mixture of domestic and international students
  • Your video must be no longer than two minutes
  • All competitors must be current Monash University students or Monash College students
  • Students may submit more than one video.


To uphold academic integrity as a Monash student, you are required to:

  • Undertake studies and research responsibly and with honesty and integrity
  • Ensure that academic work is in no way falsified
  • Seek permission to use the work of others, where required
  • Acknowledge appropriately the work of others
  • Take reasonable steps to ensure other students can't copy or misuse your work.

Find out more about academic integrity, plagiarism and collusion.

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