Reverse The Lowering of MSIN0071 Grades
On the 2nd of July 2021, the UCL IMB Y4 cohort received an email from Prof. Alan Parkinson (Chair of Exam Board) stating that MSIN0071 grades are to be scaled back.
The cohort deems this incredibly unfair, because we are being punished for a mistake we did not do. We did not choose the level of difficulty for the module, we just did the assignments we were given to the best of our ability. The mistaken level of difficulty is by no means the fault of the IMB cohort, and we feel a great deal of disappointment upon being punished for this with lower grades.
When issues are flagged with modules and discussed in termly meetings, they are generally resolved for next year’s cohort, claiming the UK Consumer’s Act. When it comes to OUR grades being lowered for something we did not do, it seems it can be effected immediately. We once again feel this is unfair, and that we are being treated unfairly by the Exam Board.
Consequently, we request that the Exam Board immediately reverses the grade scale-back and gives us the grades we earned on the assignments we were given. We will not accept being punished for a mistake that is not ours. If the module was deemed too easy, it should be fixed for next year’s cohort as per UK’s Consumer Act.
The 2021 IMB Cohort