Academic Integrity Ambassadors
Welcome Academic Integrity Ambassadors
Student Academic Skills has support of 20 volunteer Academic Integrity Ambassadors within their team.
The Academic Integrity Ambassador Program is a student leadership program aimed at promoting a culture of academic integrity through engaging students in peer-to-peer support, education and engagement. Academic Integrity Ambassadors act as role models and student voices of Academic Integrity through the organisation and running of workshops, support with the organisation of initiatives, events, colloquiums and panels and assistance with the creation of educational resources.
Ambassadors are a link to students and staff in their Faculty so please reach out to us to find out more about how they can support you. Contact: Claudia Gottwald, Academic Integrity Skills Officer, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Dr Taseef Farook, PhD in Dentistry, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Academic integrity is simple to define, tricky to explain, and at times difficult to uphold when faced with real-world dilemmas. I have learnt that there are no universal right answers as every test of academic integrity is different to the situation. I am humbled to have been provided with the opportunity to assume the prestigious role of Academic Integrity Ambassador, which puts me in a position to both advise students and learn from experts on the best practices available to demonstrate integrity and come out on top without losing anything in the process. Because in the resonating words of Earl Nightingale, “Integrity is the seed for achievement. It is the principle that never fails.
Jamal Giri, PhD in Dentistry, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I am pleased to be a part of the academic integrity program. As an academic integrity ambassador, I hope to promote academic integrity and ethical practice among students. I intend to support students, as they navigate the ambiguous aspects of academic integrity, while also using this opportunity to enhance my knowledge on the subject
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Mohammad Razib Hossain, PhD in Economics, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
I am truly delighted to be able to join the Academic Integrity Ambassador Program at the University of Adelaide. Academic integrity is one of the crucial cornerstones that revamps the academic as well as the professional journey of a true learner. This is a delicate concept in the sense that it is difficult to achieve but facile to lose. Universities are the best places to practice this ideology and support is required to reap the most positive externalities of this endeavor. This is where the Academic Integrity Ambassador team works, and as a member, I am happy to assist my colleagues and fellow students to practice integrity throughout their academic journey.
Pretty Ann Jacob, Master of Business Analytics, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
An international student pursuing postgraduate degree in the university. By joining the Academic Integrity Ambassador program, I have the opportunity to demonstrate a strong commitment to upholding academic integrity within the university community. I understand the importance of honesty, originality, and ethical conduct in academic pursuits and this program allows me to actively promote and support these values among peers. The significance of learning and growing in an environment that fosters fairness, trust, and ethical behavior is truly essential. Becoming an Academic Integrity Ambassador gives me an opportunity to contribute to the preservation of these values and create a positive impact on campus.
Ahalya Kamineni, Bachelor of Law and Arts (Media), Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
My name is Ahalya and I’m a Law and Arts (Media) student. I chose this combination as I'm interested in the area of IP law, which is founded on values akin to those of Academic Integrity. I have often seen my friends and peers upset about being penalised for plagiarism and it has always saddened me to see great intellects disheartened simply because they were unfamiliar with the rules of academic integrity. From my own personal experience, there is no greater satisfaction or accomplishment than receiving a low Turnitin score. I believe that it would be beneficial if other students adopt a similar approach and view Turnitin scores as motivating rather than antagonising. As a domestic student who completed their schooling in a foreign country, I intend to use my experiential knowledge to cater to the concerns of both international and domestic students. Importantly, having volunteered as a peer mentor over the past few years, I hope to continue to serve as an approachable figure in this process!
Xusheng (Leslie) Li, Master of International Management, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Academic Integrity is very crucial for the success of academic performance. I want to share my knowledge and experience to help you understand and apply Academic Integrity in your study. See you all at our activities!
Siyu (Sherry) Liu, Bachelor of Media, Major Marketing, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
I am proud and excited to be an Academic Integrity Ambassador for the University of Adelaide. Academic integrity is not only a test of personal achievement but also respect for others. I hope that through my efforts I can help more students understand the importance of academic integrity and provide a happy learning journey to every student. I will be there with all the ambassadors to help you whenever you need help.
Estee Loke, Bachelor of Media and Arts/ Creative Writing, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
I am excited to join this amazing team and can't wait to start this exhilarating journey with everyone. As an international student, I can relate to the confusion and anxiety regarding academic integrity and the need to do extremely well without any mistakes. I understand that it can be overwhelming for many of us, not just the international students, and I hope to be able to help ease the stress and anxiety anyone may be facing
Kyi (Sonia) Lin Thant Soniabeth, Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts (Advanced), Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Academic Integrity has always been a vital aspect of my academic career since a young age and since I have seen multiple perspectives on how it has been viewed, I have grown to acknowledge its importance in a student's future. I believe there is so much more depth to it than just consequences we have when not adhering to academic honesty and I believe there is merit in understanding the importance of academic integrity. I am thrilled to be an Academic Integrity Ambassador as I can work with peers who value academic integrity as much as I do, and I am grateful for the opportunity to be able to connect with students at University in raising awareness and exploring the virtues of academic honesty.
Lameesa Ramees, Master of Finance, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
My name is Lameesa Ramees, a Master’s student in Finance and employed with Student Services at the University of Adelaide. An entrepreneur and Finalist of the Australian eChallenge. I love being part of programs that give me the opportunity to help spread awareness or in this case help someone who might not be aware of the impact of breaching academic integrity or where to look for when they need guidance. The Academic Integrity Ambassador Program will give me the perfect opportunity to help students who are new to university life, requiring guidance and support regarding academic integrity. Looking forward to helping and spreading awareness because
“Plagiarism is not the new green”- Lameesa Ramees
Candice Rego, Master of Business Administration, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Hi, my name is Candice Rego, and I'm a second-year MBA Marketing student. I'm thrilled to be a part of this prestigious institution and to be learning from distinguished faculty members who are experts in their fields. The MBA Marketing program has challenged me to think critically, develop my analytical skills, and apply my knowledge to real-world situations.
In addition to my academic pursuits, I'm also honoured to be a part of the Academic Integrity Ambassador Program. This program aligns with my personal values of honesty, fairness, and ethical behaviour, and I'm excited to contribute to the culture of academic integrity on campus. As an ambassador, I will have the opportunity to educate and raise awareness among my peers about the importance of academic honesty, and to promote a culture of integrity in all aspects of university life.
Furthermore, I believe that being a part of this program will not only enhance my personal growth and development but also provide me with valuable leadership and communication skills that will be beneficial in my future career in marketing. I'm grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Academic Integrity Ambassador Program, and I'm committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity and ethical behaviour in all aspects of my life.
Mahreen Sultana, Master of Business Analytics, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
I am thrilled to join as an Academic Integrity Ambassador with the University of Adelaide. It is really a great honor to work in this prestigious role. I firmly believe academic integrity is an integral part for a student to be a successful future leader. Throughout my role as an Academic Integrity Ambassador, I will be dedicated to cultivating a culture of trust, fairness, and respect within the academic community by applying the academic integrity principles. I am passionate about mentoring students to reach their academic excellences by utilizing the academic integrity.
Tianyu (Skye) Xie, Master of Strategic Communication, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
I am here to build a culture of integrity on campus. I strongly believe that integrity is something that is deep-rooted in each one of us, and violations of academic integrity policies often come from genuine misunderstandings. Personally, I have witnessed students receiving repercussions for plagiarism when they did not even know what the word stands for. I believe that once every student in our university has a good understanding of the concepts related to academic integrity, we will be able to build an environment that facilitates academic integrity naturally. The culture of integrity is built in three steps: Awareness – Implementation – Advocacy (I call it the AIA process and if it happens to have the same acronym as Academic Integrity Ambassador, yes, it’s intentional). In this process, students firstly become aware of the importance of academic integrity and have a basic understanding of related ideas. Then, this awareness is implemented in our study activities. Finally, everyone becomes an advocate for academic integrity. Come to our events and keep in touch with us. Together, let’s build this awesome culture of integrity!
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Akshay Kumar Agarwal, PhD in Lunar Geotechnics, Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Being chosen as an Academic Integrity Ambassador is truly a humbling experience, granting me the privilege to guide fellow students while also gaining insights from experts in this field. As an Ambassador, I am committed to promoting and upholding the values of honesty, integrity, and fairness among my peers. It gives me a sense of purpose to be able to educate and raise awareness about the importance of academic integrity, fostering a culture of trust and respect within the institution. Additionally, collaborating with like-minded individuals and being part of a supportive network that values ethics in education brings me immense satisfaction. The program empowers me to play an active role in shaping a better learning environment, making it an enriching experience.
Abitha George Thomas, Master of Architecture, Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
I'm an international student who is new to the educational system here. I had little knowledge of academic integrity before I began my Master's degree at the University of Adelaide but I got to understand its importance in depth during my 1st semester. I learnt the value of academic integrity and the consequences of academic breach from real life experiences of people and that's when I realised there are a lot of students out there just like me who come from countries where academic integrity isn't given much importance. Hence, I wanted to become an Academic Integrity Ambassador to help create awareness among students about the importance of practising Academic Integrity at the University as it create values which are essential post studies, in workplaces and in life. Also, as a student from a creative discipline like the Master of Architecture, it can be difficult to understand academic breach as there are lesser written assignments and more of designing which isn't mentioned in the academic integrity modules. I'm happy to join the Academic integrity team which helped me learn more about it from a creative discipline aspect too.
Nafisa Haque, Bachelor of Science (Advanced), Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
I am very pleased and excited to be a part of this student ambassador program. It will not only be limited to maintaining integrity strictly but also to get involved with many different types of work allowing students to develop skills. I want to be dynamic with my active role in this.
Nicole Jefferies, Bachelor of Computer Science (Advanced), Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Academic integrity underpins the value of our learning, and the value of having a degree! I want to help you better understand your rights and responsibilities as a student—you have both! I hope that together we can cultivate a culture of academic integrity at the University of Adelaide, amongst both students and staff, in written policy and also in its application.
James Maletto, Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours), Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
I applied to be an Academic Integrity Ambassador because I want to help foster a culture of Academic Integrity and help my fellow students understand the importance of Academic Integrity – i.e., why Academic Integrity is important beyond just the fear of being caught, and disciplined, by the university – Academic Integrity is more important than simply this. In doing so, I hope to aid in the Academic Integrity of our current and future academics.
Sanjyot Nitin Patil, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Architectural and Structural), Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
I am extremely grateful and delighted to be a part of the Academic Integrity Ambassador Program as an Ambassador. This opportunity allows me to promote its authenticity to my peers and learn from the experts. Often, students unknowingly violate Academic Integrity when they lack a complete understanding of it. Additionally, it can be overwhelming at times to know who to approach regarding issues related to Academic Integrity, especially for students who are new to this education system. I firmly believe that this opportunity enables me to bridge the gap with students, providing them a welcoming environment where they can openly discuss their doubts and gain knowledge about Academic Integrity.
Jash Suchak, Bachelor of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences, Engineering, and Technology.
I am excited to be a part of this program and feel truly honored to be assigned the esteemed position of Academic Integrity Ambassador. I realise how challenging and terrifying it could be for students to get an academic breach, particularly international students who are either unaware of the Academic Integrity policy or believe there is not much action taken against breaches as it was not something that was emphasized previously in their schooling system. As an international student myself, I have seen my colleagues receive Integrity breaches simply because they were unaware that what they were doing was unethical and was a violation of the Integrity Agreement. As an Academic Integrity Ambassador, I would like to prevent inadvertent breaches of academic integrity by raising awareness about the appropriate policies, their expectations, the importance of adhering to them, as well as the potential consequences of failing to do so. Another idea I would like to share with the students is the concept of facilitating learning, which means, guiding the student towards the solution instead of just giving it to them. I believe Academic Integrity is very important and I look forward to guiding and supporting all my colleagues in these matters.