Some final-year students receive no degree classification

Final-year students at some Scottish universities are facing a ‘devastating’ end to their studies after finding out they would not receive degree classifications, writes Laura Pollock for The National.

At the University of Edinburgh, some final-year students received a ‘provisional award’ on Monday 19 June with their results expected at a later date but would not say how many this affected. Students at the University of Strathclyde are also facing a similar situation, according to the University and College Union (UCU). Those who have completed their degrees will receive a ‘provisional award’ rather than a degree classification, according to an email to students and seen by the PA news agency.

The move comes following a long dispute between members of the UCU and university management. UCU members are currently participating in a nationwide marking boycott as part of the ongoing nationwide dispute over pensions, pay and working conditions in the sector.
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Meanwhile, Flávia Gouveia reports for BBC News NI that Queen’s University Belfast students have held a protest after it emerged that some final-year students won’t find out how they have done in their degrees due to staff industrial action. They will graduate but may not be awarded their degree title.
Full report on the BBC News site