Dear Oxford Brookes University,

Would you kindly supply the information regarding:

The total number of cases brought forward involving students accused of cheating on their coursework in the following academic years:
2015/16
2016/2017
2017/18

The total number of successfully resolved cases brought forward involving students cheating on their coursework in the following years:
2015/16
2016/2017
2017/18

The total number of students who were found guilty of cheating on their coursework in the following years: (If possible, please specify what form the cheating took.)
2015/16
2016/2017
2017/18

The total number of cases brought forward involving students accused of cheating in an exam in the following years:
2015/16
2016/2017
2017/18

The total number of successfully resolved cases brought forward involving students cheating in an exam in the following years:
2015/16
2016/2017
2017/18

The total number of students who were found guilty of cheating in an exam in the following years: (If possible, please specify what form the cheating took.)
2015/16
2016/2017
2017/18

The total number of students enrolled at the University of Worcester in the following years:
2015/16
2016/2017
2017/18

Yours faithfully,

J Stern

Dear Oxford Brookes University,

Please note the updated version of my previous foi on cheating students

Would you kindly supply the information regarding:

The total number of cases brought forward involving students accused of cheating on their coursework in the following academic years:
2015/16
2016/2017
2017/18

The total number of successfully resolved cases brought forward involving students cheating on their coursework in the following years:
2015/16
2016/2017
2017/18

The total number of students who were found guilty of cheating on their coursework in the following years: (If possible, please specify what form the cheating took.)
2015/16
2016/2017
2017/18

The total number of cases brought forward involving students accused of cheating in an exam in the following years:
2015/16
2016/2017
2017/18

The total number of successfully resolved cases brought forward involving students cheating in an exam in the following years:
2015/16
2016/2017
2017/18

The total number of students who were found guilty of cheating in an exam in the following years: (If possible, please specify what form the cheating took.)
2015/16
2016/2017
2017/18

The total number of students enrolled at oxford Brookes University in the following years:
2015/16
2016/2017
2017/18

Yours faithfully,

J Stern

Vanna Leathart, Oxford Brookes University

Dear J Stern,

Freedom of Information Act Request - our reference 2018-202.

Thank you for your email dated 31 October 2018 requesting information from
Oxford Brookes University about cheating students.

The University will respond on or before 28 November 2018, the date on
which the 20 working day response period permitted by the Freedom of
Information Act ends.

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

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

Yours Sincerely

Vanna Leathart
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Vanna Leathart
University Records Manager
IT Services
Oxford Brookes University
Tel: +44 (0)1865 484046
Please note my normal working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Vanna Leathart, Oxford Brookes University

Dear J Stern,
We are in the process of gatyering the infotmation for your request. 
However the department has asked me to clarify one point.  this is to
ensure that the information we provide is as relevant and accurate as
possible.
Could you let me know how you define "successfully resolved" in questions
2 and 5?
Once we have received your clarification I will reconfirm the date by
which we will respond and we will continue with your request.
Kind Regards
Vanna Leathart
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Vanna Leathart
University Records Manager
IT Services
Oxford Brookes University
Tel: +44 (0)1865 484046
Please note my normal working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Dear Vanna Leathart,

Thanks for your reply .
By ‘successfully resolved’ I mean , not subject to appeal, or appeal resolves. Essentially, The matter would be resolved.

Yours sincerely,

J Stern

Vanna Leathart, Oxford Brookes University

Thank you for your quick reply.  I'm sorry to ask a further question, but
do you mean only incidents where there was no appeal, or would you like us
to include those where the appeal has been completed and there is not
further action to take.  In this case we would only exclude those
currently under appeal.
Kind Regards
Vanna

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Hi Vanna,

I’m interested in cheating cases where there has been no appeal
And cases where there has been an appeal but it has not been successful
I am not interested in cases that have been successfully appealed against (ie it has been proved there has been no cheating) .

Thanks,

J Stern

Vanna Leathart, Oxford Brookes University

Hi J Stern,
Thank you for your clarification.  That makes it clear now.
I will pass this information to the relevant department and we will
continue to process your request.  We will respond on or before 19
December 2018.
Kind Regards
Vanna

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Vanna Leathart, Oxford Brookes University

Dear J Stern,

Freedom of Information Act Request - our reference 2018-202.

Further to your email of 31 October 2018 asking for information from
Oxford Brookes University about students cheating, I am able to provide
the following information in response to your request.

NB.   We are withholding some of the information requested because we
believe section 40 of the Act applies.
Section 40, by virtue of section 40 (3) (a) (i) stipulates that personal
data should not be disclosed if it breaches any of the data protection
principles as set out in the Data Protection Act 2018. Given the low
number of incidents, we believe that releasing all the figures would mean
that individuals could be identified and therefore breach Principle (a)
(Personal data should be processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent
manner). The individuals concerned would have a reasonable expectation
that the fact that they cheated has been dealt with by the University and
penalties applied as appropriate without this being made public.  However,
section 16 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 explains that we have a
duty to assist and advise.  Therefore where the numbers of incidents are
under 5, the number is not given. Instead it simply stated that it was <5.
You asked for:

The total number of cases brought forward involving students accused of
cheating on their coursework in the following academic years: 
2015/16 - 679

2016/17 - 558
2017/18 - 711

The total number of successfully resolved cases brought forward
involving students cheating on their coursework in the following years: 

2015/16 - 571
2016/17 - 457
2017/18 - 598

The total number of students who were found guilty of cheating on their
coursework in the following years: (If possible, please specify what
form the cheating took.) 
2015/16 - 571

The cheating took the form of the following:

Plagiarism

Collusion

Copying

Duplication

Fabrication

2016/17 - 457

The cheating took the form of the following:
Plagiarism

Collusion

Copying

Duplication

Fabrication

Falsification

2017/18 - 698

The cheating took the form of the following:

Plagiarism

Collusion

Copying

Duplication

Falsification

The total number of cases brought forward involving students accused of
cheating in an exam in the following years: 

2015/16 - <5
2016/17 - <5 
2017/18 - 22

The total number of successfully resolved cases brought forward
involving students cheating in an exam in the following years: 
2015/16 - <5
2016/17 - <5
2017/18 - <5

The total number of students who were found guilty of cheating in an
exam in the following years: (If possible, please specify what form the
cheating took.) 
2015/16 - <5
2016/17 - <5
2017/18 - <5  

The cheating took the form of:

Possession of written or printed materials

Continuing to write after the end of the exam

Exam disturbance

Unauthorised items

The total number of students enrolled at the Oxford Brookes University
in the following years: 
2015/16
2016/17 
2017/18  

We are withholding this information under sections 21 and 22 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Section 21 refers to information that is
available by other means.  Our student numbers are routinely published
both on the HESA website here: [1]https://www.hesa.ac.uk/ and in out
Financial Statements whihc can be found on our website here:
[2]https://www.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/...

Section 22 refers to information that is going to be published.  The
finalised 2017/18 figures will be published on the above sites early in
2019. 

If this information does not address your requirements under the Freedom
of Information Act or you wish to complain about any aspect of the
handling of this request, then you should contact the undersigned in the
first instance. Should you remain dissatisfied, then you may apply for an
internal review by contacting the Director of Marketing and Communications
at Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane, Oxford OX3
OBP (email: [3][email address] ).  Your request for internal
review should be submitted to us within 40 working days of receipt by you
of this response. 

During the independent review the handling of your information request
will be reassessed by staff who were not involved in providing you with
this response. If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your
request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to the Information
Commissioner at The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF. Further contact information and
details of the role and powers of the Information Commissioner can be
found on the Commissioner's website: [4]http://www.ico.org.uk/ 

Please note that the Information Commissioner is unlikely to investigate
your case until the University’s internal review process has been
completed.

Yours sincerely

Vanna Leathart

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Vanna Leathart
University Records Manager
IT Services
Oxford Brookes University
Tel: +44 (0)1865 484046
Please note my normal working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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