Contract cheating: causes and prevention strategies

Aparna Maikkara, Suraj Ajit, Preseedha Kumar

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Contract cheating refers to a variety of behaviors in which a student outsources their work or involves a third party in attempting their assignments. Over the last few years, the number of contract cheating cases at the university, nationally, and globally has increased dramatically. To help fight this malpractice, the UK government has now passed a bill making it an offence to provide or advertise cheating services to students enrolled at higher education providers in England. However, this may not be enough as most of these services are run overseas. This project's goals were to investigate various causes that lead students to access contract cheating services measures that can help the university to reduce and prevent contract cheating.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2022
EventUniversity of Northampton Learning and Teaching Conference 2022 - Waterside
Duration: 23 Jun 202223 Jun 2022


ConferenceUniversity of Northampton Learning and Teaching Conference 2022


  • Contract cheating
  • academic misconduct


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