Law student outrage over wrong exam paper
Law students rage after they’re given LAST YEAR’s exam paper.
Law students this year were left angry and confused after invigilators gave them the wrong exam paper. On the first day of exams, Second year Land Law students were given a paper meant for students who had studied the module in a previous year.
As a result, rumours quickly spread that the entire year would have to resit.
Both invigilators and the Law School were promptly notified by the students as many were concerned over their potential bad performance in the 100% exam.
In response, Professor Gavin Phillipson, Deputy Head of Durham Law School, said in an email to the students:
“This was not a mistake made by the Law School but we are of course very sorry that it happened; we have been in contact with the students concerned, are investigating whether the different paper might have caused them any disadvantage, and if so will put in place procedures to make sure that they are not prejudiced by this mistake in terms of their result on the module.
“I can say categorically that there is absolutely no question of the whole year having to resit the exam – as apparently is being rumoured – or do any alternative form of assessment in this module.”
One student from another uni said ‘What an absolute shambles. This would never happen at UCL.’
The Law School has come under heavy fire this year, with this mistake not being the only one riling up many students. Earlier in the year the Law School were forced to change a summative essay question, after an outline answer was accidentally published for the original question.
It’s been a year to forget for Durham Law School.