Ghostwriter in the university

Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Birkbeck, University of London

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Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra

Dear Birkbeck, University of London,

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? (for ex: assignment or dissertation were written by somebody else)

3. How to find out that ghostwriter involvement since many ghostwriter organisations offer the plagiarism checking?

4. Is there any case where your staff involved in that unfair practice, being a ghostwriter for the student?

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

Freedom of Information, Birkbeck, University of London

Dear Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra,

This is to confirm receipt of your Freedom of Information enquiry.

We will respond to your request for information by the due date of 14 May 2018.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information
Birkbeck, University of London

www.bbk.ac.uk

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Freedom of Information, Birkbeck, University of London

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From: Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra
[mailto:[FOI #477640 email]]
Sent: 13 April 2018 14:36
To: Freedom of Information
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Ghostwriter in the university

 

Dear Birkbeck, University of London,

 

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? (for ex: assignment or dissertation were
written by somebody else)

 

3.      How to find out that ghostwriter involvement since many
ghostwriter organisations offer the plagiarism checking?

 

4.      Is there any case where your staff involved in that unfair
practice, being a ghostwriter for the student?

 

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

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