The University has been made aware that a number of students have been contacted via WhatsApp by companies offering to assist with the writing of dissertations. These companies are known as ‘Essay Mills’. Please be assured that the University does not share the personal data of students with such companies and is blocking URLs of sites that offer such services. Students should block the numbers used to promote such services on their own devices, and can report any messages received via IT Help. You must never share contact details of other students with external organisations. Please remember that using ‘Essay Mills’ services is a form of plagiarism and is considered a breach of the Code of Academic Conduct.