Ghostwriter in the university

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Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra

Dear University of Cambridge,

1. How many incidences of plagiarism (unfair practices) have been recorded by the university in every academic year since 2013 to 2017? These should detail the date, level of study, type of unfair practice, and the outcomes of the process.

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. What is the preventive action that university did to prevent the unfair practice involving ghostwriter?

5. 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 could assist me in narrowing down my search terms.

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.

Thank you.
Yours faithfully,

Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra

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Freedom of Information Office
University of Cambridge
Registrary's Office, The Old Schools
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
T: (01223 7)64142
F: (01223 3)32332
E: [email address]

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