Ghostwriter in the university

Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Swansea University

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

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Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra

Dear Swansea 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

Rhys-Thomas T.C., Swansea University

Good morning,

 

I write to advise that I am in receipt of your request dated 05/03/2018,
for information relating to ghost writers.

 

This email confirms that your request has now been passed to the
University Compliance Officer who will review the contents of your request
and establish if a) your request is valid under the FOI Act and b) if any
further clarification is required from you to allow us to progress
further.

 

Should you wish to contact us regarding your request, please quote
reference number 174/17-18 on any correspondence. 

 

Kindest Regards

 

Teresa

 

Teresa Rhys-Thomas
University Compliance Officer (Data Protection / Freedom of Information)|
Swyddog Cydymffurfiaeth y Brifysgol (Diogelu Data / Rhyddid Gwybodaeth)

Vice-Chancellor’s Office| Swyddfa’r Is-Ganghellor

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Swansea University | Prifysgol Abertawe
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Swansea | Abertawe
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Email | Ebost [email address]

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Rhys-Thomas T.C., Swansea University

Good afternoon,

 

I write in relation to your request 174/17-18, for information relating to
ghost-writers.

 

It is not possible to progress your request at this time, as clarification
is needed from you to enable us to locate the information you have asked
for. Please can you conform whether you are referring to academic
misconduct cases for question 1? (As is the case for questions 2-4)

 

In line with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Section 10(6), the 20
working day timescale will start the day after the University receives the
necessary clarification. If we do not receive clarification from you then
your request will be closed 20 working days from the date of this email.

 

Kind Regards

 

Teresa

 

Teresa Rhys-Thomas
University Compliance Officer (Data Protection / Freedom of Information)|
Swyddog Cydymffurfiaeth y Brifysgol (Diogelu Data / Rhyddid Gwybodaeth)

Vice-Chancellor’s Office| Swyddfa’r Is-Ganghellor

Abbey Building | Adeilad yr Abaty
Swansea University | Prifysgol Abertawe
Singleton Park | Parc Singleton
Swansea | Abertawe
SA2 8PP

Phone | Ffôn 01792 606107
Email | Ebost [email address]

[1]www.swansea.ac.uk | [2]www.abertawe.ac.uk

 

GDPR - Are you Ready? Please visit our [3]website for further information
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wybodaeth, ewch i'n [4]gwefan
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Brifysgol yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a’r Saesneg

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a ddylai ei ddarllen. Os derbynioch y neges mewn camgymeriad, rhowch
wybod i’r anfonydd a dilëwch y neges.

Swansea University is a registered charity. No. 1138342 | Mae Prifysgol
Abertawe yn elusen gofrestredig. Rhif. 1138342

 

Please ensure that when sending personal data, you adhere to the
University’s policy on Security of Personal Data which can be accessed via
the link below.

 

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Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra

Dear Rhys-Thomas T.C.,

Thanks for your email. For question number 1, yes, I am referring to academic misconduct cases. And what I mean by the ghostwriter in the next questions in the contract cheating practice.

Yours sincerely,

Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra

Rhys-Thomas T.C., Swansea University

I am currently out of the office and will return to work on  Monday March
19th.  If you are requesting information under the Freedom of Information
Act, Data Protection Act or Environmental Information Regulations then
please forward your enquiry to: [1][Swansea University request email] or
[2][email address],  

 

Rwyf allan o’r swyddfa ar hyn o bryd. Byddaf yn dychwelyd i’r gwaith ar
19/03/2018. Os ydych yn ceisio gwybodaeth dan Ddeddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth,
Deddf Gwarchod Data neu Reoliadau Gwybodaeth Amgylcheddol yna anfonwch
eich ymholiad ymlaen at: [3][Swansea University request email] neu
[4][email address].  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Francis-Morris R.I., Swansea University

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Dear Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra

 

Your request has been considered under the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and our response is attached.

 

I trust this information is of assistance to you but please contact me if
you have any questions in relation to this response.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the University’s determination of your
application you may in the first instance request an internal review by
contacting Louise Woollard, Director of Services
[1][email address]

 

Please click on the link below for further information in relation to the
Freedom of Information Appeals process.

 

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Kind Regards

 

 

Rhydian Francis-Morris

Paragyfreithiwr/Paralegal

Gwasanaethau Tìm Cyfreithiol/ Legal Services Team

 

 

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Adeilad yr Abaty | Abbey Building

Prifysgol Abertawe/ Swansea University

Parc Singleton/ Singleton Park

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