'Write my essay for me!': Rising to the challenge of contract cheating

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SM2. Maths Building

University Walk

Bristol

BS8 1TW

United Kingdom

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Speaker: Dr Humphrey Bourne, School of Social Sciences & Law

Reported incidents of ‘contract cheating’ or ghost writing are increasing along with the number of ‘essay mills’ – the providers of bought essays, projects and even dissertations – whose marketing is becoming ever more sophisticated. In this seminar, we will explore the extent, nature and responses to this threat to academic integrity before suggesting ways in which we can alert and inform students and staff, counter the threat, and develop ways of minimising the occurrence of contract cheating in assessment.

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Humphrey Bourne is Education Director (PGT) in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law. He teaches strategy in the School of Economics, Finance and Management and his research focuses on values in and around organizations, extending into research in organizational identity. He chaired the University working group on academic integrity and misconduct, reporting in October 2017, and has since been closely involved in the implementation of its recommendations.

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SM2. Maths Building

University Walk

Bristol

BS8 1TW

United Kingdom

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