A<i> Guardian</i> investigation has exposed how easy and cheap it is for British university students to get small businesses to do their coursework. We posed as Josephine, a 23-year-old student who wanted two assignments done. One was her second-year undergraduate computer science homework.
When it was suggested that I might forgo the use of email for a day my response went something like this: "Are you actually kidding me?" My alarm was well founded. Checking my email is the first thing I do in the morning and I do it almost constantly until I go to bed.
Nur knew that as a Bedouin -- an Arab nomad -- livingÂ in poverty in Israel's Negev desert, the likelihood of going to university was remote. As a woman, it was almost unheard of. Tribal norms and finances ruled it out. So the 18-year-old applied in secret to Ben-Gurion University -- and was accepted. Nur (a pseudonym) knew that she needed her father's permission to go and that he had denied it.