Search Search. Menu Sections. Essay mills should be outlawed in the UK to protect students from exploitation and threats of blackmail by criminals, a former universities minister has urged. T aking action to ban the essay-writing services would also help defend the reputation of UK universities, senior Conservative MP Chris Skidmore added.
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Essay writing services should be outlawed in the UK to protect students from being exploited and threatened with blackmail by criminals, a former universities minister has urged. Taking action to ban the so-called 'essay mills' would also help defend the reputation of UK universities, senior Conservative MP Chris Skidmore added. Commercial entities that make money by encouraging students to cheat in assessments are known as essay mills. Their services include providing students with ready-made essays to pass off as their own. Mr Skidmore wants to ban the operation and advertising of these organisations in the UK.
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As reported by Times Higher Education , researchers recently found that hundreds of university websites had been targeted by essay mills, which included redirecting links to or searches for legitimate services to essay mills and placing content with hyperlinks to their sites on student service pages. Teqsa has advised providers to conduct an investigation of their websites for infiltration or vulnerability and published an advisory statement for the Australian sector. Launched in October , it sets out seven principles that signatories commit to implementing to protect academic integrity. So far, universities have signed up.
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