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If you’ve got an exam tomorrow (Fri 18th) – READ THIS.

Important Announcement

Tomorrow morning, at 7am, the University will be releasing a statement on the SUSSED homepage as to whether the morning and afternoon exams will be taking place or not.

 

You may already be aware that tomorrow is meant to be a huge snow day – which is great sometimes – but maybe not in the middle of exams.

Because of potential health and safety risks associated with the expected level of snowfall, there is the potential that exams could be cancelled, and the University has put in place a process to inform students at the earliest opoprtunity possible.

First and foremost – you should assume that your exams are taking place, and prepare accordingly.

 

There will be an announcement made on the SUSSED homepage at 7am, with a second announcement made at 12pm, in case conditions improve/ worsen over the morning – so do make sure you check at these times if you have a morning and/ or afternoon exam.

If the exams are cancelled, SUSU will be working with the University on an alternative solution as quickly as possible, but for now, there is no reason to assume that this will be the case.

So for now – good luck in your exams tomorrow!

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11 Comments on "If you’ve got an exam tomorrow (Fri 18th) – READ THIS."

  1. Sasha
    omar
    17/01/2013 at 7:34 pm Permalink

    under what situation would tomorrows exams be canceled

  2. Sasha
    Sasha
    17/01/2013 at 8:10 pm Permalink

    Hi Omar – snow, basically – lots of it. If there wasn’t a way to guarantee the safety of students and staff to get to and from campus, then the University is obliged to protect them and close the University. Check at 7am on SUSSED and you’ll know!

  3. Sasha
    Emma
    17/01/2013 at 9:10 pm Permalink

    HI, what happens for the people that commute? The halls maybe able to get there if the exam is still on but not us 🙁

  4. Sasha
    Sasha
    17/01/2013 at 9:15 pm Permalink

    I specifically raised the question of people in your situation actually! Email your school office and give details of your circumstances, so if you’re blocked in, you’ll be considered for special cons (and accepted if all is well and reasonable) and will have alternative arrangements made, such as letting you sit the exam in August as a first-time sitter (as opposed to someone who is capped at 40%) or something.

  5. Sasha
    Frosty
    17/01/2013 at 9:16 pm Permalink

    This is ridiculous. There are no “health and safety risks” associated with the amount of snowfall that is in Southampton. People just need to be intelligent enough to take the necessary precautions, like getting good tyres for their cars and bikes, put on more clothes than just a pair of shorts and flip flops, and stop acting like the world is going under – especially when it’s only a matter of a few centimeters of snow. But I guess it’s great for unprepared students.

  6. Sasha
    MC
    18/01/2013 at 10:43 am Permalink

    Frosty says: “This is ridiculous. There are no “health and safety risks” associated with the amount of snowfall that is in Southampton [citation needed]. People just need to be intelligent enough to take the necessary precautions, like getting good tyres for their cars and bikes, put on more clothes than just a pair of shorts and flip flops, and stop acting like the world is going under [strawman] – especially when it’s only a matter of a few centimeters of snow [citation needed]. But I guess it’s great for unprepared students[ad hominem].”

    Clarkson, is that you?

  7. Sasha
    Emma
    17/01/2013 at 9:56 pm Permalink

    Thanks for raising it. 🙂

  8. Sasha
    Dave
    17/01/2013 at 11:30 pm Permalink

    There are rumours afloat that any exams postponed due to know will happen the following weekend. That also happens to be when my sisters wedding is. If the worst case scenario appears, are there alternative options, or do I have to suffer my families wrath for missing such a key event?

  9. Sasha
    Sasha
    18/01/2013 at 12:07 am Permalink

    Hi Dave, I don’t know the answer yet, to be frank – I don’t know how lenient the University will be in that situation… I’ll hope that it wont happen, and will raise yours as an example of potential situations, should we need to move the exams, and will email you (as I’ve got your email from the comment). Lets just hope the exams are good to go!

  10. Sasha
    Sasha
    18/01/2013 at 12:09 am Permalink

    I should add as well, that moving the exam to next weekend is just one possibility – and in no way the current chosen one. Someone on facebook was asking about what would happen if tomorrow was cancelled, and gave just a few ideas that were initially thought of – but none were perfect, and we might find that there’s a much better solution. We didn’t want to get too caught up in it though, just in case the exams aren’t cancelled anyway!

  11. Sasha
    Lucy
    18/01/2013 at 4:21 pm Permalink

    Is there any chance we can have an update before Sunday 8pm. I have a monday 9:30 exam (as do many i’m sure) and need to commute in, so I may need to organise accommodation. 8pm is quite late to hear. Could we have an idea on Sunday morning if Monday exams will be on?

    Thanks 🙂

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