Sussex students may miss exams as air chaos continues

Posted On 20 Apr 2010 at 8:59 am

Sussex University students may be missing exams and deadlines for assessed coursework because of the past week’s airport closures.

The closures, caused by a cloud of volcanic ash, have prompted the university – based at Falmer – to reiterate its rules.

In a note to staff and students, the university said: “Students who are unable to attend exams in summer term week 1 as a result of the current airport closures should contact spaenquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

“The university will make arrangements for you to take your examination at a later time.

“You will be expect to provide evidence that you were due to travel during the period of disruption to air travel.

“Students who are unable to submit assessed work on time in summer term week 1 as a result of the current airport closures will need to follow the normal mitigating evidence procedures for late/very late submission.”

It tells students to submit any such work as soon as possible on their return to the university.

It added: “The university will want to see some evidence to show that you were due to travel during the period of disruption to air travel, for example, a ticket, itinerary or printed confirmation of booking.”

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