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Degree fraud went way beyond cutting and pasting fake certificates this week with the jailing of a University of Birmingham student who hacked in to the university’s student record system and upped his grades on 5 pieces of coursework from a 2:2 to a 1st.
Imran Uddin is starting a four month sentence in prison, but a life sentence as far as his future career and integrity are concerned. What university would accept him after this? What employer?
He cites pressure to get a good degree as his reason for doing it – he is the first person in his family to attend university.
A criminal conviction is surely far worse to live with than a 2:2?