Ghostwriter in the university

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Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra

Dear Falmouth 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

Falmouth University

Dear Mr/Ms Ulfa Nur Zuhra,

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Dear Mr/Ms Ulfa Nur Zuhra,

FOI Reference: FOI00248

Thank you for your email dated 05/03/2018 requesting information under the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000.  Please find below details of your
request and the response from Falmouth University (“we” and “the
University”).  If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact
me quoting the reference above.

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We do hold information relevant to your request. Please find below,
details of your request and our response.

Your Request

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?

Our Response

Please see the attached document

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Kind regards,
Information Officer

Falmouth University, Falmouth Campus, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11
4RH

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