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Cheating in exams

Disclosure date: 15 November 2011

Reference: FOI2011/088

Request

1)    How many students were permanently excluded from the University during the 10/11 academic year for cheating in examinations and assessments? For each of these cases please state if the student was an undergraduate or a postgraduate and a single sentence description of what form the cheating took.

2)    How many students were found guilty during the 10/11 academic year of cheating during formal University examinations (please note that any cases referred to in question 1 should still be included in this answer)? Please give a brief description of the type of cheating that was involved in these cases.

3)    How many students were found guilty during the 10/11 academic year of paying a third party to provide him/her with an essay that was used as part of an official assessment? For each case please state the amount the student paid if recorded and the name of the company/website that was paid for the essay.

Response

The answer to each question is "nil".