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A quarter of UK students are guilty of plagiarism, survey shows

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 08 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:70
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    The problem of plagiarism among university students in the United Kingdom, including those in medicine, came under the spotlight at a conference last week organised by the UK Plagiarism Advisory Service.

    According to a survey published by the Freshminds recruitment consultancy to coincide with the conference, as many as one in four university students may have cheated by copying material for essays from the internet.

    The online survey was sent out last month to 600 recent graduates from all disciplines and 1000 officials of the National Union of Students. A total of 363 people responded. The …

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