More than 500 University of Liverpool students were caught cheating over two years, shocking figures today reveal.

A freedom of information request showed 482 students were convicted of plagiarism – copying the work of another without crediting it – in their essays during the 2012/13 and 2013/14 academic years.

Reported by the Liverpool Echo. You can read the full story here. 

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.