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Ghostwriter in the university

Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to De Montfort University

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Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra

Dear De Montfort University,

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

Fraser Marshall, De Montfort University

2nd March

I am on leave until 5th March. If you require an urgent response, please
contact Neil Faver, Governance Manager at [email address].

For FOI requests, please contact [De Montfort University request email]

Yours sincerely,

Fraser Marshall
Information Governance Manager
Information Technology & Media Services
 
DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
T: +44 (0) 116 257 7655
E: [email address]
W: dmu.ac.uk
 
Responsible for: Freedom of Information, Data Protection Act compliance
and Records Management

Justine Asquith, De Montfort University

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Dear Sir,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

 

Thank you for your email request below.

 

Your request is being considered and if the information is held you will
receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20
working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to
the information not being exempt.

 

If the time taken to meet your request is likely to exceed 18 hours, we
will contact you and ask you amend your request to bring it below this
time limit. We will assist you with suggestions of how this might be
achieved.

 

I may also contact you if the request needs to be clarified; this is to
ensure that we provide you with the information you require.

 

Please note that some information you have requested may not be provided
to you; this will only be information that can be withheld by law.  In
most cases the reasons will be explained to you along with your copy of
any information that can be released to you.

In order to ensure a prompt response to any communication, please ensure
that any further emails are copied to [1][De Montfort University request email].

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Fraser Marshall

Information Governance Manager

Information Technology & Media Services

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

T: +44 (0) 116 257 7655

E: [2][email address]

W: dmu.ac.uk

 

Responsible for: Freedom of Information, Data Protection Act compliance
and Records Management

 

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Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra

Dear Justine Asquith,
On 4 March, I sent a request under the Freedom of Information and I haven't got any answer until now. May I know why? Because by law, under all circumstances, the authority should have responded no longer than 20 working days.

Yours sincerely,

Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra

Justine Asquith, De Montfort University

Thank you for your email.

 

Tuesday 8 May 2018

 

I am away from the university, returning on Wednesday 9 May 2018, if your
enquiry is urgent please contact Ben Stirk ([email address]).

 

Thank you.

 

Justine Asquith

Business Support

ITMS

 

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

Heritage House

Leicester LE1 4RR

T: +44 (0) 116 201 3893

E: [1][email address]

W: dmu.ac.uk

 

 

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Freedom of Information, De Montfort University

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Dear Sir

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000-INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your FOI request dated 4 March 2018.

 

I apologise on behalf of De Montfort University for the delay in
responding to your request. The delay has been as a result of staff
changes at the university.

 

Your request for information has been considered under the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and the information is below:

 

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).

 

Replies to questions 1 and 2:

 

These figures show the only students who have been expelled from the
University for the academic offence of ‘purchasing work’ using an ‘essay
mill’ or actually ‘commissioning’ someone else to write the work.

 

Year Expelled
2012-13 1
2013-14 0
2014-15 2
2015-16 0
2016-17 0

 

 

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

 

Reply: They have failed  the Turnitin checks.

 

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

 

Reply: No

 

If you have any queries please get in touch with me to discuss them.  You
might like to know that the University’s website [1]www.dmu.ac.uk
contains a section on the Freedom of Information Act that lists other
publications readily available from the University under its Publication
Scheme.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jas Uppal

Interim Information Governance Manager, ITMS

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

T: +44 (0)116 2577655

E: [2][email address]

W: dmu.ac.uk

 

Responsible for: Freedom of Information, Data Protection Act compliance
and Records Management

 

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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.