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Student cheating on the rise

Advances in technology are making it easier for students to cheat during exams and acquire plagiarised material, The Irish Times has reported.

Figures outlining the level of cheating in third-level education show that the practice has increased sharply in the period since 2011, a freedom of information request from the newspaper has revealed. As part of an investigation, information on cheating and institutional responses to it were sought from all universities and institutes of technology in Ireland, and published by the newspaper on 20 November.

The numbers showed that there had been at least 2,300 cases of students cheating between 2011 and 2018, with the number of cases increasing annually.

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