Were forever cracking down on students for bad academic practice aka plagiarism. However it would seem some of the UKs HEIs need to practice what they preach. I discussed last week recent revelations of systematic cheating of UK language exams within a number of UK colleges.
Now theres a claim that Branfield college may have wrongly claimed £1m in funding. This is yet another example of the after effects of the defacto privatisation of UK universities. This meant many UK HEIs have become increasingly cash hungry and mercenary. Hence these sort of issues can only be expected to increase, particularly within the UKs colleges who are being squeezed by a reduction in funding from government and also drops in student numbers as increasingly many choose a university degree instead.