The number of students caught cheating at university in Lancaster has been revealed by a Freedom of Information request. 

The Lancaster Guardian report: 

Nearly 140 university students in Lancaster were caught cheating over the last five years.

Figures obtained following Freedom of Information Requests revealed that 146 students at the University of Cumbria’s (UCUM)Lancaster campus and 26 students at Lancaster University have been investigated on suspicion of cheating since April 2008.

At UCUM 61 per cent (89 students) of the students facing investigations were women, while the same number of men and women were investigated at Lancaster.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.