Plagiarism means using direct or paraphrased quotations or ideas from other sources, including both print references and the internet, in your own writing without specifically citing these in a way consistent with good academic practice. Plagiarism is a serious academic offence.
The School follows the University of Tampere plagiarism policy, which is grounded on the University regulations and the Universities Act:
University of Tampere - Regulations for Evaluation of Studies (http://www.uta.fi/studies/legislation/evaluation_regulations.html):
17 § Procedure when cheating is discovered
The invigilator will order the student to leave the examination room if that student is guilty of cheating. A dishonest performance will be disregarded. The performance will also be rejected when cheating is detected after the examination.
Some other performance will be rejected if the student can be proven to have cheated while producing it or of flagrant disregard for good study practice.
If a student who has already been found cheating is suspected for cheating again, the matter will be placed for resolution in the hands of the Rector.
Universities Act 558/2009 (http://www.finlex.fi/en/laki/kaannokset/):
Section 45 Disciplinary action
A student who has committed an offence against teaching or research at the university or has otherwise breached university order, may be cautioned or suspended for a maximum of one year as a disciplinary measure, depending on the seriousness of the offence. The decision in regard of a caution to a student shall be made by the rector of the university and in regard of a suspension by the board of the university. Before the resolution of the matter the student shall be verifiably notified of the offence he or she is accused of and given an opportunity to be heard in the matter.