The University of Cambridge is aware that the Marking and Assessment Boycott currently impacting some courses in some UK universities (including Cambridge) may mean that offer-holders are not able to evidence their stated offer conditions by 31 July 2023.
Decisions on academic conditions rest with the academic departments at Cambridge, and completion of the academic condition will be decided on the basis of the available information provided to us. In the majority of cases it is expected that students will not be denied entry to a programme on grounds of missing marks due to industrial action where existing marks indicate the student is likely to meet the conditions of an offer. However, in a small number of cases, if a decision cannot be made without the available results, then admission in a later term may be requested. You will be notified in these circumstances.
If you are a current student at University of Cambridge: No action is required from applicants who are currently studying at the University of Cambridge (we will liaise directly with departments to identify whether your academic condition is met and extensions to meet the academic conditions deadline will be automatically granted).
If you are currently studying at another UK University and your marks are affected by the boycott (or you think this is likely) you should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office to request an extension to the deadline for meeting conditions, by filling out this contact form Submit a request – University of Cambridge (zendesk.com). When more information is available to you about the impact of the boycott on your course you should upload this to your self service account, so that we can pass it to the department for consideration.
Please see the following pages for specific guidance:
If you are a University of Cambridge student, more specific information can be found by visiting Marking and assessment boycott (MAB): information for students | Industrial Action (cam.ac.uk)
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