Uni stu­dents nabbed over exam cheats

Sunday Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - BY JOHN KELLY

STU­DENTS are try­ing to cheat in ex­ams by us­ing smart­phones, a univer­sity has re­vealed.

Liver­pool Univer­sity said it had caught 65 stu­dents with phones in exam rooms since 2013, in­clud­ing 15 this year.

Mean­while 150 were caught in the last five years us­ing the old-fash­ioned trick of smug­gling in notes.

One stu­dent wrote hints in a cal­cu­la­tor case, while an­other scrib­bled on la­bels hid­den in­side cloth­ing.

The univer­sity said it typ­i­cally gives cheats a zero mark and de­lays their grad­u­a­tion.

Since 2013 it has probed 281 cases and 233 were dealt with by a dis­ci­plinary board, in­clud­ing 13 stu­dents in 2016/17 caught with a book­let that had an­swers to ques­tions.

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