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Court of Discipline: Notice

The Court of Discipline met on 28 October 2003 to hear a charge that a candidate for a postgraduate examination had made use of unfair means (possession at the examination of material relevant to the examination not specifically authorized). The Court consisted of Mr A. D. Yates (in the chair), Mrs N. Blanning, Dr J. Hickson, Professor K. Sparck-Jones, and Professor J. Thomas. (Clerk: Dr A. Clark.)

The student admitted the charge. The Court noted that the material in question had been confiscated before it had been possible for it to be used and that the student had therefore obtained no benefit from it. The Court considered that the offence was serious enough to merit a penalty related to the result in the examination and agreed to order that the mark obtained in paper in question should be disregarded, within the conventions of classing within the Faculty concerned. The Court were advised that this order would have the effect of reducing the class of the student from Class II, Division 1, to Class III.


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