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Edinburgh says marking ‘highest priority’ amid assessment fears

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“Significant concerns” raised by MSP over University of Edinburgh response to union marking boycott

Assessment of students’ work “is being treated with the highest possible priority” during the UK’s national marking boycott, the University of Edinburgh has said after “significant concerns” were raised over how it is handling the industrial action.

Members of the University and College Union are taking part in a UK-wide boycott of marking and assessment work, which began on 20 April, as part of the ongoing row over pay and conditions. Many universities are therefore expecting disruption of student assessment during the exam season.

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