Ghostwriter in the university

Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Southampton Solent University

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Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra

Dear Southampton Solent 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? 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

Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra

Dear Southampton Solent University,

On 5 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 faithfully,

Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra

Information Rights, Southampton Solent University

Dear Sir/madam,

Further to the correspondence below, we have checked our records and there is no trace of the request detailed below which indicates that we have not received it previously which explains why no response has been sent to you.

Please could you submit your request to [email address]

Kind Regards,

Information Rights Officer
Academic Services
T: 023 8201 3229
 
 

 

         

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Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra

Dear Information Rights,

This request is under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

1. In academic years (2012 to 2017), How many contract cheating cases that the university found? (for ex: assignment or dissertation were written by somebody else)

2. What technique did the university use to prevent and detect the contract cheating practices?
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 sincerely,

Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra

Information Rights, Southampton Solent University

Dear Sir/Madam,

Re: Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Thank you for your request for information, received by the Compliance department at Southampton Solent University on 11 May 2018.

Your request will be considered and 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.

Kind Regards,

Sati Sidhu
Information Rights Officer
Academic Services
T: 023 8201 3229
 
 

 

         

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Information Rights, Southampton Solent University

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Re: Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Thank you for your request for information received by Southampton Solent
University on the 11 May 2018.

1.       In academic years (2012 to 2017), How many contract cheating
cases that the university found? (for ex: assignment or dissertation were
written by somebody else)

 

The University only has data as far back as 2013/14 academic year. The
numbers of proven cases for ‘Purchasing Essay’ are as follows:

 

2013/14 –            0

2014/15 –            *equal to or less than 5

2015/16 –            * equal to or less than

2016/17 –            0

 

*The University has considered this part of the request and has found the
information to be exempt under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000, third party identifiable data.

 

The University is unable to provide a breakdown as the figure is equal to,
or less than 5, which could lead to the identification of the individual/s
that in turn would contravene their rights under the Data Protection Act
1998.

 

2.       What technique did the university use to prevent and detect the
contract cheating practices?

 

Guidance is provided to tutors/lecturers on academic misconduct. Please
see the following link to the guidance:

 

[1]http://portal.solent.ac.uk/support/offic...

 

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.

 

No.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, please contact
the University’s Clerk of Governors, Southampton Solent University, East
Park Terrace, Southampton SO14 0YN, e-mail:
[2][email address] for an internal review.  Please note
that this does not affect you right to appeal to the Information
Commissioner’s Office ([3]www.ico.gov.uk) should you remain dissatisfied
with the University’s response.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights

Academic Services

 

 

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