Fri 18th Afternoon Exams POSTPONED
The University Campus, including Student Services, SUSU, and the Library, will close today at 1pm until further notice – meaning that this afternoons exams will not take place today, and instead will be rescheduled for Saturday 26th January.
As you may have also seen, this morning’s exams ran successfully, but unfortunately, due to health and safety risks this evening, the 2 30pm exam has been cancelled and moved to next Saturday, as per the University press release.
With over 30 different exams due to take place this afternoon, rescheduling them is naturally difficult to do. A number of ideas have been discussed, and the priority has been placed on repeating the exams as soon as possible, to minimalise the impact on students.
You will be emailed at the start of next week about your new exam timetable, if you have had to have your exam this afternoon rescheduled.
With Uni-Link and Bluestar services already being withdrawn today, and the fact that outside of campus, the roads are becoming progressively more icy (and will start to freeze from 4pm onward), it has been deemed to dangerous to make students come to campus and get home again safely.
Equally, because of the overnight ice and low temperatures, conditions are not expected to improve until the end of the weekend, so there is not only the potential for there to be a similar situation with Monday’s exams, but has also made the University consider the safety of campus over the weekend.
As a result, the University will also remain closed until further notice, meaning SUSU and the Library will be shut over the weekend. Please check SUSSED at 8pm on Sunday for an update about next week’s exams.
It is acknowledged that some students will be in a situation where they cannot make their rescheduled exam next Saturday due to prior arrangements – if that is the case, you should contact your School Office at the earliest opportunity to explain the situation, and your case will be taken through special considerations.