released figures have revealed that over 100 students in York have cheated in
their exams over the last two years.
77 students at
the University of York and 30 at York St John University, a total of 107, have
plagiarised work or cheated in exams, with some students even resorting to
using their mobile phones during examinations.
Out of this
group the vast majority have failed to credit their sources in assignments,
exams or essays. This figure is 72 and 27 respectively.
have been issued to the five students caught cheating in their exams at University
of York. The students used a variety of tactics to bluff their way through
exams including writing after the designated time allowed, for which one
student was given a formal warning, and writing notes on their arm.
two students were given a zero mark and a formal warning, even though they were
deemed to have cheated in an unspecified way.
for the University of York said: “Incidents of cheating are few and far between
as all students are made aware of the relevant rules and regulations, and the
repercussions that would occur should they break those rules.
“Where there is an issue with plagiarism, or
any other form of cheating, this is dealt with appropriately according to our
issued amounted to as much as 50.5 per cent, and two students at the University
of York withdrew from their courses.
students that cheated at York St John University two copied from a fellow
student, while a further two plagiarised
from sources in the public domain. Repercussions included being awarded a zero
mark or having to take resits.
at York St John University said: “We treat all instances of plagiarism very
seriously, but our figures demonstrate that the number of cases we experience
are very low. We provide our students with access to specialised resources,
support and training opportunities to help them understand and avoid
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