Campaigners are predicting a surge in cheating this summer because universities are running unsupervised online exams that allow students internet access and even as much as a week to complete their tests.
Only a small minority of subjects – including medicine, nursing, law, engineering and accounting – will have traditional ‘closed book’, timed online exams that are invigilated.
Many university chiefs have rejected more rigorous measures due to fears about invading student privacy (file image)
This invigilation may involve videoing students, tracking eye and body movements and timing toilet breaks.
Chris McGovern, chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, said: ‘Unsupervised DIY exams are an open invitation to cheats and it is honest students who will be penalised.’
Many university chiefs have rejected more rigorous measures due to fears about invading student privacy.