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Southampton defends in-person exams after student concerns

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Russell Group university says “significant number of exams” will also take place online this month

The University of Southampton has said that students’ concerns over in-person exams this month have been taken “very seriously”, after worries that some students would avoid taking Covid-19 tests to avoid missing assessments.

The university’s student union urged vice-chancellor Mark E. Smith to move all exams online this month, amid high case numbers of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, in letters sent on 12 and 13 January.

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