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Cheating in exams and coursework

Disclosure date: 5 December 2011

Reference: FOI2011/093

Request

1) For each of the last five full academic years (06/07 to 10/11), the number of students caught cheating in coursework, broken down by what offence was committed.

2) For each of the last five full academic years (06/07 to 10/11), the number of students caught cheating in exams, broken down by what offence was committed.

3) For each of these years, I would like a breakdown of how students were punished for cheating.

Response

1) 2006-07: 17

2007-08: 19

2008-09: 15

2009-10: 33

2010-11: 47

All were proven cases of plagiarism.

2) One case of plagiarism in 2006-07.

3) All students who were found guilty of plagiarism were awarded a mark of '0' for the offending assessment.