Finding the cheats

At this time of year, many sixth-formers across the country are thinking about where to apply to university and their decision may be informed by figures released under the FOIA.

An article recently published in the The Times (University had 65 cheats and 801 plagiarists says:

“Cheating at London Metropolitan University is worse than at any other of 73 universities giving information on the problem.

Sixty-five students there were caught cheating in formal exams in the 2006-7 academic year and it had a record 801 plagiarists, according to figures issued under the Freedom of Information Act.

Westminster was next worst, with 39 exam cheats. South Bank University, also in London, came third with 35 for offences including talking in a foreign language before the end of an exam.”

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