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Uni bosses call for ban on essay mill writing companies.

Uni bosses call for ban on essay mill writing companies.

More than 40 university bosses have written to the education secretary calling for so-called essay mill companies to be banned.

Some students pay for bespoke, original assignments - which cannot easily be detected by anti-plagiarism software.

But the letter says these essay-writing services should be targeted rather than those who pay for their services.

Such services undermine the integrity of higher education and are unfair to honest, diligent students, they say.

Universities minister Sam Gyimah said the government was working to "bear down" on the problem - and added that "legislative options are not off the table".

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