The Verdict: Study Harder

The Verdict: Study Harder

In which an Oxford-educated Harvard Law hopeful learns that you can’t sue your university for a first - you have to earn it

When it comes to exams, it is usually the students who are the nervous ones, but in future it may be their lecturers who have more to worry about. Certainly, that would have been the case if a groundbreaking legal action taken by Faiz Siddiqui had succeeded. Siddiqui, who studied history at Brasenose College, sued Oxford University for at least £1 million because, when he graduated in 2000, he was not awarded a first class honours degree but had to settle for a mere 2:1.

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