As a condition of admission, students are required to sign an Acceptance Record in which they expressly declare having read and agreed to the following policies, undertakings, and authorisation requirements.
The full text of this is reproduced in the table below.
Academic dishonesty is any misrepresentation with the intent to deceive, or failure to acknowledge the source, or falsification of information, or inaccuracy of statements, or cheating at examinations/tests, or inappropriate use of resources. There are many forms of academic dishonesty and plagiarism is one of them. Plagiarism is generally defined as ‘the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own’ (The New Oxford Dictionary of English). The University does not condone plagiarism.
Students should adopt this rule - You have the obligation to make clear to the assessor which is your own work, and which is the work of others. Otherwise, your assessor is entitled to assume that everything being presented for assessment is being presented as entirely your own work. This is a minimum standard. In addition, the following guidelines will provide some assistance.
Any student found to have committed or aided and abetted the offence of plagiarism may be subject to disciplinary action. In addition, the student may receive no grade for the relevant academic assignment, project, or thesis; and he/she may fail or be denied a grade for the relevant subject or module. Such a student caught plagiarizing would have to take that module for grade and not be allowed to exercise the S/U option for that module.
A student may not knowingly intend to plagiarise, but that should not be used as an excuse for plagiarism. Students should seek clarification from their instructors or supervisors if they are unsure whether or not they are plagiarising the work of another person. All students are also encouraged to:
In the course of their studies in NUS, students may participate in University activities/events and make use of University facilities. Such activities/events may require the prior approval of the Emergency Management Division of the Office of Safety, Health and the Environment. Due to the diverse nature and the large number of special events and activities organised by the NUS community, safety guidelines and procedures have been implemented to manage the risks to life and property. These guidelines and procedures have been established to create awareness of planning/safety issues, and to protect both the interests of the students as well as the University. The University aims to limit risks and maximize safety while still allowing staff and students to enjoy events. As such, students are expected to abide by the applicable rules and regulations for participation in University activities/events and the use of University facilities, whether as part of their course of study, co-curricular activities or courses offered by the University or as part of their residential experience in University accommodations. The University shall not be held liable for any loss or damage resulting from such participation and use and shall be indemnified against all losses and any other liability arising from the same.
This policy applies to the use of the IT resources owned, controlled or managed by the University, such as computer accounts, personal computers, servers, workstations, disk storage, software, administrative and academic applications, email, public folders, newsgroups, online discussion forums, dialup, network, Internet and databases, among others. All users who have been granted access to the IT resources, including students of the University, are to comply with this policy.
In addition to the provision of educational facilities at tertiary levels, the functions and objectives of the University include the promotion of research and scholarship and the advancement and dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of all. Consistent with its status as a publicly funded organisation, it is critical that the University ensures that the creation, dissemination and commercialisation of Intellectual Property is properly administered for the benefit of the public and the University. This Policy shall therefore apply to all Intellectual Property developed or created by a University member, including students, in the course of University research. The Industry Liaison Office manages all such issues.
Authorisation of Medical Procedures / Appointment of Local Representative for International Students
In the course of their studies in NUS, international students may need medical attention in the form of surgery or any other medical procedures or treatment, but may be unable to give or refuse consent to the same. In such an event, surgeons or consultants in hospitals in Singapore would require a local representative to be present at the hospital to authorise or refuse consent for the surgery or other medical procedure or treatment on the patient’s behalf.
In order to avoid possible delays to any surgery or other medical procedure or treatment that an international student may need, international students, or their parent/guardian (where the international student is under 18 years of age) may do either or both of the following:
NUS collects personal information of students to support many University functions including, but not restricted to, the teaching and personal development of students, research and administration of the University. Relevant information or data may be shared within NUS or with third parties on a need to know basis and for what the University deems an official or educational interest, unless such sharing is prohibited by legislation. Note that the University regularly shares with junior colleges, polytechnics and centralised educational institutes, information on their former students and this shall be considered an official or educational interest.
The policy also allows the University to disclose at its discretion student information to third parties for purposes other than an official or educational interest. Such purposes may include providing information on graduating students to companies for purposes of recruitment. Students may opt out of such disclosure by the University.