Academic Integrity at University of Galway

 Academic Integrity at University of Galway Academic Integrity is fundamental to all areas of scholarship, teaching and learning. The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) defines it as a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage. It is important that the University community work together to promote academic integrity. Recent years have seen an increase in certain kinds of academic misconduct globally. In response to the challenges this changing academic integrity landscape brings, the University of Galway have in 2022 approved a new Academic Integrity policy. The consistent use of policies and procedures alongside work to promote academic integrity, deter and detect misconduct is widely recognised as the best approach to cultivating a strong culture of academic integrity amongst the university community. CELT have produced and curated a number of resources designed to help further this cause. They can be accessed internally through the CELT SharePoint Academic Integrity page.

Academic Integrity Policy

The current Academic Integrity policy was approved by Academic Council in 2022. This policy was developed in consultation with academic staff, academic integrity advisors, students, and international academic integrity experts.  See the complete Academic Integrity Policy. Appendix.‌

Workshops on Academic Integrity

CELT offers short, focused workshop sessions to small groups of staff, on request. From time to time, CELT offers workshops and seminars on themes associated with academic integrity. Please consult the CELT SharePoint page for information.

For information contact CELT:

General Advice and Training

To learn more about technologies to support academic integrity, such as Turnitin, have a look at the CELT Technologies SharePoint pages. 

CELT is willing to arrange individual or group advisory sessions on academic integrity with academic staff members. For information contact CELT

External Sources of Information

European Network for Academic Integrity (ENAI) is a growing community of individuals and institutions interested in furthering research and promoting Academic Integrity across Europe.

National Academic Integrity Network (NAIN) was established in 2019 by the QQI. They continue to produce useful resources for HEIs including Academic Integrity Guidelines and a Lexicon of Common Terms.

International Center for Academic Integrity The International Center for Academic Integrity works to identify, promote, and affirm the values of academic integrity among students, faculty, teachers, and administrators. A resource from iParadigms, responsible for Turnitin, offering tips, guidelines and suggestions for students and staff on plagiarism avoidance.



 Find out about the upcoming Academic and Research Integrity Conference, taking place from 4th - 6th October, 2023.  Click here for more information.


CELT is willing to arrange individual or group advisory sessions on academic honesty with academic staff members, in consultation with the relevant Academic Integrity Advisor. For information contact