Just watched a story on BBC news about students cheating at exams by buying essays on the interweb. Lazy little buggers! This one can be easily fixed by going back to the ways things used to be done. No blooming work done at home. You study, then you write the essay in a supervised exam room.
In the case of degrees then have examiners quiz them after the thesis is submitted to see if they really studied or if someone else did the work. Not bloody rocket science.
If these education bodies had a bit of common sense they would be dangerous!