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Some University of Manchester students to have topics excluded from exams after strike action

It comes after dissertation deadlines have been pushed back by a week

The School of Environment, Education and Development at the University of Manchester have sent an email today to final year students confirming that any topics not taught in person by lecturers due to strikes will not be included in exams this summer.

The email, sent from Dr William Fletcher, Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography and Quaternary Science, stated: "I know from your student reps that things have been confusing about exactly what materials and topics you need to study for your exams.

"This is to confirm that you will only have questions on exams related to classes that were actually delivered – and that means the lecturer delivered the class in person."

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Recently the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures have also said that there is potential for more strike action due to no agreement between the union and the employers.

Another email read: "Unfortunately there is no agreement yet between the union and the employers, and so there is the possibility of further action during the exam period."

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Email from EAC

It is not clear yet whether these changes will affect all years and departments within the university.

A petition has been started by students asking for compensation for the loss of contact hours. It has already been signed by almost 8,000 students.

The University of Manchester gave this statement: “We expect all eligible students to be able to graduate or progress to the next year of study as planned.

"We will continue to review the situation as it develops. Students should speak to their Schools for specific enquiries about their dissertations and exams.”

More updates will follow when we have them.

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