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Students are cheating—and universities have a big incentive to let them get away with it

When I taught a "pre-session" course I was surprised at the levels of plagiarism. Do universities even want to stamp it out?

By An Anonymous Academic  

Vice-chancellors’ pay became a hot topic over the summer period and has been linked to the rising cost of tuition fees. Vice-chancellors have defended their salaries by pointing out that they manage huge budgets and are paid less than premier league footballers and bankers. These comments did little to defuse the situation, serving merely to underline the fact that universities are now businesses, with astute financial managers at the helm. The monetisation of higher education started many years ago. But nowhere is it more blatant than in the way we treat…

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