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Students demand online exams amid surge in Covid-19 cases

Students have demanded that exams be moved online amid concerns over the safety of reopening exam halls due to the surge in Covid-19 cases.

Many Irish universities are planning a combination of in-person exams for the first time in two years as well as online assessments next month.

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However, some students’ unions are calling for online exams and for in-person exams to be cancelled.

Vice President at the Union of Students’ of Ireland has warned against a “rash return” to in-person exams.

She stated that “colleges cannot expect students to perform to their best ability in an entirely new, high-risk environment.”

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She then called on universities to provide deferred or alternative assessment options.

Trinity’s Graduate Students’ Union and the Students4Change have called on universities to cancel in-person exams altogether.

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