I'm an undergraduate theoretical physics student in the UK nearing the end of my degree. Over the course of my studies, I've produced a lot of computational code and written reports that I think would add a lot to my portfolio. For this reason, I'd like to publish them on my personal website.

All the work was performed solo, but I usually followed a lab script. These were just a series of tasks to complete and a few useful hints, so there wasn't much to copy other than standard physical equations, but there may be an issue with the similarity between what I've done and what I was asked to do.

I'm also concerned about academic misconduct: It's likely that similar assignments are set every year, and I'm concerned that publishing my work will lead to accusations that I'm helping students in lower years cheat. Since I'm interested in an academic career, I don't want academic misconduct on my record and I don't want to get on the university's bad side.

Are there precedents of people getting in trouble for saying "Hey, look what I made at uni" online?

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    Have you asked your department? Have you read guidance from your department on academic misconduct/plagiarism? – MJeffryes Apr 29 '16 at 16:07
  • Honestly, no. I don't feel like it's important enough to bother anybody with, but if nobody can give a suitably definitive answer here I plan to mention it next time I meet with my supervisor. – georgewatson Apr 29 '16 at 16:16
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    If it's important enough to ask random strangers online about, then it's important enough to ask your supervisor about ;) – tonysdg Apr 29 '16 at 16:19
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    @dendodge I don't believe there is a definitive answer. I know that some departments would consider it misconduct. – MJeffryes Apr 29 '16 at 16:22

Although your intent is benign, you ought to consult this with your department, specifically the course instructor and the department head regarding this matter. With their permission sought out, this would make a pretty good impact on your visibility.

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