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13th Jul 2017

Exam results withheld from UCC students over allegations of cheating

An investigation is currently underway.

Conor Heneghan

A small number of UCC students are said to have been involved.

A number of final year students at University College Cork (UCC) have had their exam results withheld over allegations of cheating and breaches of exam procedures.

According to The Irish Times, sources at the college say that a number of students in the business information systems course are alleged to have “outsourced” aspects of a final-year project involving computer coding.

An internal investigation into the allegations, which involves the college’s lawyers, is currently underway and is believed to have been prompted by a student who alleged that as many as 14 students may have been involved in presenting other individuals’ work as their own.

In a statement released to on Thursday, a UCC spokesperson said: “UCC can confirm that there is in an ongoing process with a small number of students regarding a possible breach of its examination procedures. 

“The University takes the integrity of the examining process very seriously and has policies and procedures to protect the quality of the process.

“Where a potential breach of examining conduct arises, as in this case, this is investigated fully in line with University policy.

“As this process is not complete, the University will not be commenting further.”

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