(i) Of these, 40,000 were disciplined, 400 expelled and 12,000 had their marks deducted, affecting their final degree classification.
(ii) More than 58,000 undergraduates have been investigated by their universities for plagiarism in the past four years.
(iii) But a more recent development has been the rise of online essay- writing companies that can produce 'original' work for students making cheating hard to detect.
(iv) Software tools, such as Turnitin, are now helping universities detect plagiarism more easily.
(v) A new study has found that cheating is rampant in British colleges and universities.