In my current place of work, the undergraduate students who are following a Honours Degree in the field of CS should submit a thesis as a requisite for their graduation. This thesis should be also defended in front of a group of lecturers of the faculty,
This thesis is focused at the undergraduate level, so the contribution to knowledge is limited, but it has happened that some students have managed to discover interesting facts that were described in a research paper and submitted to a conference. So that means that in the process of doing their undergraduate thesis, or almost when they were finishing it up they wrote an article and submitted to a peer-review conference.
The question that I have is how and where these students, the ones that manage to make a publishable academic work, should mention that as a fruit of their thesis writing process they manage to write and get accepted a research work in a conference?
The issue is that faculty asks for a level of novelty in the thesis work, but this situation has happened in parallel (submitting an article and writing the thesis).
How to deal with this situation without being accused of plagiarism or something similar?