Sheffield Hallam ‘second biggest cheating record’ among British universities

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SHEFFIELD Hallam University has been found to have the second biggest cheating record among British universities in a recent survey.

801 cases of cheating were recorded there between 2009 and 2010 - 500 of them for plagiarism.

With more than 17,000-recorded cases at universities throughout Britain for the same period, cheating is officially on the rise.

The survey revealed that British universities have been facing a huge number of academic misconducts, including plagiarizing, bribing lecturers and buying essays.

The survey also shows that not all the wrongdoers were expelled.

Greenwich University came out on top with the biggest cheating record of 916 for the same period, compared to its previous record of 540 in 2005-06.

Some 151 cheatings have been reported for the Loughborough University with 43 of them committed by MA and PhD students.

East London University has recorded 733 cheating incidents -- 612 of which were for plagiarizing.

During 2009-2010, 12 cheating incidents, including plagiarism and cheating at an exam session, have also been recorded by Oxford University, which resulted in the expulsion of two students.