Department-Wide Petition For A Reasonable MC 2010 Exam Timetable
Every student in the Department of Media and Communications will be having all of their major examinations on consecutive days just a week after a demanding amount of summative assignments are due. Many of these students will be producing more writing than their dissertations; it is unreasonable to impose such a stringent schedule at the very end of our term. Furthermore, there was an implication at the beginning of the school year that our exams would be held later in the Summer Term, in the month of June (as stated in email sent out by Christine Child on the 28th of January, 2010) when most other postgraduate examinations are scheduled.
Most of these examinations make up 100% of our final marks in those courses; our degrees are critically important to all of us and we wish to be given a fair chance to perform at the best of our abilities. Especially in the face of courses from the Michaelmas Term, where months have gone by since specifically touching upon the relevant content, we request a reasonable amount of time to revise and prepare for our exams. Allotting only one week for the amount of reading and studying necessary, and bulking the exams together the following week appears to be careless planning.
We, the undersigned students of the Department of Media and Communications, understand there are a multitude of issues and courses to take into account when timetabling, but call upon the Department to consider amendment. At the very least, spacing the compulsory MC408: Theories and Concepts of Media and Communications, away from the bulked MC exams.