Man behind ‘sex for tuition fees’ website named – students offered £15,000 a year to cover cost of university

Student tells how she was encouraged to dress as a schoolgirl before being pressured into sex

By Lewis Smith
The Independent

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Sleezeball of the year – caught in a sting.

Earlier this week, The Independent revealed how young women were lured to meetings with the man through the SponsorAScholar.co.uk website.

An undercover reporter recorded a meeting with the man who told her that sponsorship was dependent on a “high level of sexual intimacy” with men in two-hour sessions in hotel rooms up to four times a term.

The man filmed by The Independent was said last night to go under the name Mark Lancaster, but when contacted by a television programme refused to speak about the Sponsor a Scholar scheme. He had previously claimed to have arranged for 1,400 young women to win sponsorship.

When he met the undercover Independent reporter, he told her that to qualify for the scheme she would have to undertake a “practical assessment” with him to prove she would offer “the level of intimacy” that would be demanded by sponsors.

There were concerns last night that the scheme may have been a front to allow him to take advantage of young women. A student, whose identity was kept secret, told Channel 4 News that when she went to a rented flat with the man for an interview, she had been encouraged to dress up in a schoolgirl outfit before being pressured to have sex.

After he told her, “It’s time now for the practical,” she froze and felt unable to fight off his advances: “Then he just kissed me before I really had time to think about it or ask any questions … and I just froze because I really didn’t know what to do. Then he started undressing me.

“I was in a different city, and he’d picked me up from outside the place and walked me in so in my mind I was, like ‘I can’t leave right now because I don’t know where I am and if I do leave and he chases me, I don’t know what to do’. So I just froze and went along with what he was doing.”

Despite having had sex with the man, she was sent an email telling her that she had failed to secure sponsorship but that she could reapply in a couple of months. The student said she had contacted the Sponsor a Scholar scheme because she was struggling to pay her tuition fees.

Since being exposed by The Independent the SponsorAScholar website has been taken down. It had claimed to offer students up to £15,000 a year for meetings with wealthy businessmen in search of “discreet adventures”.

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5 Responses to “Man behind ‘sex for tuition fees’ website named – students offered £15,000 a year to cover cost of university”

  1. Chris Says:

    I have seen documentaries on TV defending, even admiring women’s choices to become strippers, pole dancers or call girls in order to finance their education so they can have a ‘better life’. Not surprising then that such an operation would be successful and that girls would be unclear as to how to respond to these advances.

  2. lalasworldblog Says:

    Make you you question how much is an education at a university worth? how much of yourself are you willing to sel to get a degree? which is essentially just a piece of paper! butim not suprised by anything these days people will sell thei mothers to the devil just for a couple of bucks. sad!!

  3. jakka Says:

    Mark Lancaster should be charged and prosecuted. Why isn’t he?

  4. The man revealed by The Independent to be running a website offering to pay the tuition fees of female students in return for sex can today be named as a highly paid computer consultant who claims to have top-level Ministry of Defence security clearance a Says:

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