The main effect of this action, should it continue for much longer, will be to threaten the normal conduct of examinations in UK universities.
We have been working hard to put in place arrangements to ensure that our students are not disadvantaged by this industrial action, and I am now in a position to assure you that The University of Manchester is giving all its students a guarantee that in 2006:
An examinations process will be conducted and examination results will be determined and published in sufficient time to allow successful students to progress to the next stage of their studies and, for final year students, to receive their degree results in time for graduation in July 2006.
Many examinations will take place as normal, but where this is not possible, the University will do everything it can to maintain the scholarly integrity of assessment and the comparability of results in 2006 with those in previous years.
It is therefore vitally important that you:
- continue to revise and prepare for your examinations;
- meet deadlines for the submission of coursework; and
- attend all examinations at the advertised time and location.
I still hope for an early resolution of the dispute.
President and Vice-Chancellor