“Contract cheating threatens the integrity and operation of a university education.
“It is bad for universities and students, and any action to stop these ruthless outlets is a good thing.
“Students caught cheating can face serious consequences and may be jeopardising their future careers.
“We are working with the sector to update our 2017 best practice principles to reflect changes in the administration of academic integrity and the delivery of university courses.
“We will also continue to work closely with universities, government and the regulator to ensure contract cheating companies think twice before offering their services to our students.”