From product design to public relations, university students often work as “consultants” for “client” companies – providing fresh ideas in exchange for course credits and in the hope they might land a job.
But students don’t always understand the legal agreements they’re expected to sign, as Matthew Hodges reports.
Chinese international students at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) say ghostwriting agencies have obtained their student email addresses without their permission, and are repeatedly by-passing the university’s firewall to entice them to cheat.
Just before Alastair MacGibbon resigned as the head of Australia’s Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) in May, he issued a stern warning. Cyber attacks, he said, are the “greatest existential threat we face.”