Referencing adds weight to your argument and helps you to avoid plagiarism: the use of other people's information and ideas as if they were your own. Plagiarism is considered as unethical in the UK and is treated as misconduct by the University.
Links to all of our referencing guidelines are below.
Psychology students should use the APA 6th Edition as their referencing style.
Postgraduate music students who have been advised to use the MHRA referencing style should follow the guidance on the MHRA website.
Students in the School of English should use the Chicago style of referencing.
All Computing and some Engineering PhD students have been given permission to use alternative referencing standards, such as IEEE, for their thesis and other documents which may lead to academic publications (such as end of year reports) if it will help them in their publication process. Please consult your supervisor(s) for specific guidance.