Investigation: how the UK’s essay mill industry has become universities’ hidden problem


This week the Government has been urged to outlaw essay writing services after a study found evidence of a rapid increase in contract cheating. Birmingham Eastside’s Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra spent three months investigating the problem, speaking to a former essay ghostwriter, following trails that led to fake addresses, and uncovering a systemic problem whereby universities are failing to keep records on the problem. Read her special immersive feature below.


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