[skip to content]

Students disciplined for using essay writing services

Disclosure date: 29 August 2013

Reference: FOI2013/069

Request

Could you please let me know how many students you disciplined in the academic years 2011-12 and 2012-13 (a figure for each year) for handing in custom essays or assignments bought from essay writing services (or essay mills, as they’re sometimes called).

Note that I don’t mean plagiarism where a student has copied Wikipedia or an academic work without attribution – I mean essays they’ve commissioned paid writers to do.

Of those disciplined, could you let me know

           a) how they were punished           
           b) how many were from outside the UK

Response

2011-12: 0
2012-13: 0