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safeguarding standards and improving the quality of UK higher education
  • This report explores the growing threat to UK higher education from custom essay writing services, or ‘essay mills’.
    Plagiarism, essay mills, cheating

    Plagiarism in Higher Education - Custom essay writing services: an exploration and next steps for the UK higher education sector

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    ​This report explores the growing threat to UK higher education from custom essay writing services, or ‘essay mills’. It looks at how these services operate, gives examples from their websites, and highlights the claims they make, in particular their guarantees of being ‘plagiarism free’.

    It also includes a series of recommendations and specific actions QAA will take to begin to tackle the promotion and use of custom essay writing services.