Education agents in India are concerned about the spread of unethical practices among university recruitment teams working in the country, including alleged incidents of bribery, favouritism and conflicts of interest. Multiple agents told The PIE that they were aware of UK university regional recruitment managers asking for cash payments or a share of the agent’s commission in return for preferential treatment, including speeding up university offers. “Those who pay [regional managers] will get their students passed,” said one Indian agent, speaking anonymously. “Deserving candidates are definitely going to fail. Agent partners have no option but to bow and beg for offer letters.”