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Originality Checking (TurnitinUK)

Turnitin service status

Service description

Turnitin®UK is a plagiarism detection service which is integrated into the VLE. This means it can also be used as an assignment submission service.


Turnitin®UK can support learning and teaching by:

  • Checking text based assignments for similarities with online internet resources (websites; electronic journals; etc.) and the work of other students of the university and between educational institutions around the world.
  • Educating students in good academic practice by highlighting the accepted methods of using and building on the work of others.

Service owner

Centre for Educational Development.


Available to all University of Bradford staff and students.

Service hours

24 hours throughout the year with the following exceptions:

  • Planned maintenance that is notified to users in advance.

Any performance issues are displayed on the IT Service Status page.

Level of service

Support and documentation

Support is provided by the learning technology team in the Centre for Educational Development, as well as TurnitinUK (the suppliers).

Online documentation is available:

Request process

User responsibility

Users are expected to follow terms of use as laid out in Regulation 21.


This service is provided free of charge.