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Disruption to examinations on the afternoon of 16 June 2003

Notice to candidates who sat the following examinations in Clement House:

EU416, GV217, GY200, GY321, HY235, HY311, HY315, HY422, HY424, HY433
ID300, ID407, IR421, LL259, PS303, SA220, SA445, SA446, SA4A2, SA4B4,
SO411, SO417, SO429

At about 4.50pm yesterday, the fire alarm sounded in Clement House and the building was immediately evacuated. The building was declared safe at 5pm. Candidates were allowed back in and given 10 minutes to return to their room. The examinations recommenced at 5.10pm. The 20 minutes of interruption were added on at the end of the scheduled finish time.

  1. All students taking papers disrupted by the fire alarm on 16 June were able to resume their examination and given the full three hours to complete the examination.

  2. All exam scripts will be marked in accordance with normal School procedures. Any problems or irregularities will be noted.

  3. External examiners will be asked to look carefully at any problem, borderline and failed exam scripts.

  4. All relevant Sub-boards and Boards of Examiners will be made aware of the nature and potential impact of the disturbance and will take all possible steps to ensure that no student is disadvantaged now or in the future.

  5. The examination record of any student affected by yesterday's incident will be flagged to ensure that the circumstances are taken into account at the time of degree classification.

  6. Students do not need to take any further action specifically with respect to yesterday's disruption.

  7. If any student feels that there are any other mitigating circumstances, over and above yesterday's disruption, they should submit their evidence in writing to the Student Services Centre as detailed in paragraphs 16.1 to 16.8 of the Examination Procedures for Candidates 2003.

ALL STUDENTS ARE REMINDED THAT SETTING OFF / TAMPERING WITH A FIRE ALARM IS A SERIOUS OFFENCE THAT COULD RESULT IN EXPULSION FROM THE SCHOOL.

17 June 2003

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