By Conor Brummell Exam time can be a stressful period in any college student’s life. Many people, due to personal circumstances, a heavy workload or sickness have to defer exams at the end of the year. That, or possibly just the fact that some students are unfortunate on the day in question and fail their exams, leaves students having to repeat an exam in a resit held in … [Read more...] about Repeat exam fees: adding punishment to pain?
Capping is but the latest in a series of crackdowns on the freedom of students here at NUI Galway. In the last two years, the capping of repeat examinations at 40% has been gradually phased in and received by the student body in general with all the warmth of a limp handshake. Capping, in theory, presents no problems whatsoever. In the view of many, it is only right that the … [Read more...] about Head to head: Against capping – an argument on behalf of human error
So since last year, if you have to repeat an exam in NUI Galway in the summer, the best result you can get is a bare pass, 40%. And this is only fair. The repeat exams are a safety net to stop people having to repeat a year, or fail a course. But they were never meant to be a get out of jail free card for people who didn't feel like putting the work in during the … [Read more...] about Head to head: an argument in favour of capping repeat exams at 40%