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OfS and National Trading Standards target essay mills

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Partnership will also aim to tackle fake universities that offer bogus degrees in England

The Office for Students and National Trading Standards are teaming up to try to protect students in England from bogus universities and essay mills.

The universities regulator announced it will work with trading standards to target organisations that wrongly claim to be universities or have the power to award degrees, as well as cracking down on essay mills that offer illegal essay-writing services.

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