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Legal advice: is it okay to lend a student one of my projects?

Legal expert Marc Cornock advises a newly-qualified nurse on whether she can share her coursework with a student on placement at her workplace.
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Legal expert Marc Cornock advises a newly-qualified nurse on whether she can share her coursework with a student on placement at her workplace

Helping a student is to be applauded and there is nothing legally or ethically wrong with what you propose, but there is an issue with potential plagiarism, whether intentional or not.

If I am doing a project on subject X and you lend me a project you did on subject X in the last 12 months, you don’t know what I will do with your project.

Serious issue

You may be lending it to me so I can see the structure of the project or the resources and references you used, but I may decide to copy your project

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