Uni students nabbed over exam cheats
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.