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Unfair academic regulations changed due to student's complaint

Education Officer Bethan Hunt is extremely pleased about this change in policy

The University have changed their Engineering and Informatics marking policy due to the work of Education Officer Bethan Hunt & 3rd year student James Bredbury.

Bethan was first contacted by James, an Engineering student, when he realised that students in his school who failed any one component of a module would have their scores brought down for the module as a whole, capping the whole module at 40%.

In an email to Bethan, James wrote:

We understand and accept that if you fail a module and require a resit that this should be capped. The introduction of new rules means modules that would have previously received a pass mark under the previous regulations now require a resit and the module is capped with the effect of devaluing work already completed on the first attempt

Bethan took this complaint to Pro Vice Chancellor Claire Mackie who got in contact with the school to resolve the issue. 

Claire then contacted Bethan to inform her of the change in regulation, adding:

I have asked Carmel Oxley King to ask SPA to backdate to ensure no student is disadvantaged – so marks arrays will be changed for those affected by this.

This news is extremely reassuring for current and future students of the school of Engineering and Informatics; marks should be changed for those affected in the coming weeks.

Bethan encourages any other students with academic complaints of this nature to contact her - education@sussexstudent.com.

 

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