Dear University of Sheffield,
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? 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.
Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra
Dear Ms Zuhra
I write in response to your recent Freedom of Information request to
Sheffield University. The information you have requested is attached.
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should within 60 days of receiving this response, write to the University
FOI Unit, The University Secretary’s Office, Sheffield University, Western
Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN or email [University of Sheffield request email] explaining why you
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The University Secretary’s Office
University of Sheffield
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