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Foreign students permitted to use dictionaries in exams

Half of all British universities allow foreign students to use dictionaries in their exams if their English is not good enough, writes Hugo Gye for Mail Online. Among the dozens of institutions which give finalists access to a dictionary are some of the country's most prestigious universities, including 12 members of the elite Russell Group.

Critics suggest that universities are “sacrificing academic integrity” to recruit more lucrative overseas students, while one MP condemned the policy as “absolutely ridiculous”.

Some experts have suggested that it is unfair to let one group of students use dictionaries when others are not allowed to do so. In addition, critics link the regulations to universities' push to recruit more students from outside the European Union, who pay fees many times higher than those demanded from British students.
Full report on the Daily Mail site
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