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Ghostwriter in the university

Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University of Leeds

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Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra

Dear University of Leeds,

This request is under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

1. Please inform me of the number of disciplinary actions taken against students resulting in a fine and/or expulsion in the last five academic years, the reasons for such action being taken, and the results of any appeal.

2. In those academic years (2013 to 2017), How many of those are the case where a ghostwriter involve (contract cheating)? (for ex: assignment or dissertation were written by somebody else)

3. Is there any case where your staff involved in that unfair practice, being a ghostwriter for the student? Please give the details about those cases.

I would request this data in either Excel or CSV format or searchable PDF.

If you feel the information that I have requested cannot be compiled within a reasonable time frame, I would appreciate if you at least can answer my first question.

If you need any clarification then please contact me via email. Under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance, I would expect you contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way.

Yours faithfully,

Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra

Jenny Foggin,

I am away from the office and will not return until Tuesday 17 April. If your email is about a Freedom of Information request, please contact Tracey Crombie in the Legal Adviser's Office. If it is otherwise urgent, please contact the Secretariat for advice on 343 4036.

Tracey Crombie,

Dear Wan

I can confirm receipt of the request below, dated 13 April 2018. 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.  As such, you should expect to hear from the University in response by 14 May 2018, if, in the meantime, you have any queries about the request, please don’t hesitate to contact Jenny Foggin ([email address]).   

Kind regards

Tracey Crombie
PA to the Legal Adviser
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
Tel:  0113 343 4078 (NB 8am-4pm)
Fax:  0113 343 3925

This communication is intended solely for the addressee, is strictly confidential and may also be legally privileged.  If you are not the addressee please do not read, print, re-transmit, store or act in reliance on it or any attachments.  Instead, please contact Tracey Crombie on the above telephone number.

Any liability (in negligence or otherwise) arising from any third party acting, or refraining from acting, on any information contained in this email is excluded.

It is the responsibility of the receiver of this email to ensure that any onward transmission or use of this email (including attachments) will not adversely affect their systems or data contained on their systems.  Receivers are advised to carry out virus checks.  The University of Leeds accepts no responsibility with regard to the communication or other use of this email.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Tracey Crombie,

Dear Wan

 

Further to your FOI request, in relation to questions 2 and 3, my
colleagues are still looking into this.  In respect of question 1, please
see table below:

 

 

Discipline 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17

1 fine 4 0 1 1
excluded excluded excluded

excluded 2 1 appeal 8  fines
appeals – not
2 from the upheld
appeals 4 cases
from the – not
6 cases upheld
– not
upheld

 

I will revert to you shortly once I have the information relating to
questions 2 and 3.

 

Regards

 

Tracey Crombie
PA to the Legal Adviser
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
Tel:  0113 343 4078 (NB 8am-4pm)
Fax:  0113 343 3925

This communication is intended solely for the addressee, is strictly
confidential and may also be legally privileged.  If you are not the
addressee please do not read, print, re-transmit, store or act in reliance
on it or any attachments.  Instead, please contact Tracey Crombie on the
above telephone number.

Any liability (in negligence or otherwise) arising from any third party
acting, or refraining from acting, on any information contained in this
email is excluded.

It is the responsibility of the receiver of this email to ensure that any
onward transmission or use of this email (including attachments) will not
adversely affect their systems or data contained on their systems. 
Receivers are advised to carry out virus checks.  The University of Leeds
accepts no responsibility with regard to the communication or other use of
this email.

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Jenny Foggin,

Dear Wan,

 

Further to Tracey’s email below, the University does not have a specific
category to record ‘ghostwriting’ on our electronic systems. Whilst we are
aware of a very small number of cases that might be relevant, I cannot
release details because the numbers are so small, and the details
distinctive, which means that there would be a risk of individuals being
identified once the data was in the public domain. This would be contrary
to their rights under the Data Protection Act and the information, to the
limited extent to which it might be held, is therefore exempt from release
under Section 40(2) of the FoI Act (personal data of third parties).

 

I can confirm that we are not aware of any information held regarding
staff having been implicated as ‘ghostwriters’ in cases of student
misconduct.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to or email directly Mr D Wardle, Deputy Secretary, The
University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT ([email address]). You should
do so within three months of receiving the University’s response to your
request. Further information about how the University manages Freedom of
Information requests and about our complaints procedure is also available
on our website (www.leeds.ac.uk).

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the review/complaints procedure provided by the University.  The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at:  Information Commissioner’s
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Best wishes,

 

Jenny

 

Jenny Foggin

Senior Governance and Freedom of Information Officer

Legal Adviser’s Office

The University of Leeds

0113 3431155

 

 

From: Tracey Crombie
Sent: 14 May 2018 15:58
To: [FOI #477633 email]
Subject: FW: FOI

 

Dear Wan

 

Further to your FOI request, in relation to questions 2 and 3, my
colleagues are still looking into this.  In respect of question 1, please
see table below:

 

 

Discipline 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17

1 fine 4 0 1 1
excluded excluded excluded

excluded 2 1 appeal 8  fines
appeals – not
2 from the upheld
appeals 4 cases
from the – not
6 cases upheld
– not
upheld

 

I will revert to you shortly once I have the information relating to
questions 2 and 3.

 

Regards

 

Tracey Crombie
PA to the Legal Adviser
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
Tel:  0113 343 4078 (NB 8am-4pm)
Fax:  0113 343 3925

This communication is intended solely for the addressee, is strictly
confidential and may also be legally privileged.  If you are not the
addressee please do not read, print, re-transmit, store or act in reliance
on it or any attachments.  Instead, please contact Tracey Crombie on the
above telephone number.

Any liability (in negligence or otherwise) arising from any third party
acting, or refraining from acting, on any information contained in this
email is excluded.

It is the responsibility of the receiver of this email to ensure that any
onward transmission or use of this email (including attachments) will not
adversely affect their systems or data contained on their systems. 
Receivers are advised to carry out virus checks.  The University of Leeds
accepts no responsibility with regard to the communication or other use of
this email.

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywWan Ulfa Nur Zuhra mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.