The following is a definition of plagiarism (quoted from section 3 of the Assessment Regulations):
"Plagiarism means presenting as one's own work the work of another, and includes the copying or paraphrasing of another person's work in an assessment item without acknowledging it as the other person's work through full and accurate referencing; it applies to assessment (as defined in the Assessment Regulations) presented through a written, spoken, electronic, broadcasting, visual, performance or other medium."
Plagiarism is prohibited. It is classified as misconduct under the University's Student Discipline Regulations, for which there are a range of penalties.
All assignments, practicals and tests are considered individual exercises. Anything you hand in for these must be your own work. If you claim authorship of any work for assessment which is not your own, you are in breach of the University regulations.
The source of any material that is not the student's own must be acknowledged and where appropriate, a reference provided.
You may discuss a practical in general terms with other students, but the actual work presented must be your own. Where appropriate, students are responsible for protecting their intellectual property, including computer files and printed material.