Henderson Chambers helps BVC student win better grades from Cardiff Uni

  • Print
  • Comments (16)

Readers' comments (16)

  • I don't know which element of this story I find the most horrifying; the fact that, prima facie, somebody has sued their university to gain better marks, or the fact that a tutor's bias has skewed two non-anonymous oral exams so far below the genuine level of merit.
    This will certainly put people off undertaking their BVC in Cardiff. The student should never had had to take such drastic action and any average student would never be able to afford it.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Er... except that she did it pro bono so she is presumably an "average student" too.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • "The Pathology of Education"

    That is the title of what is going on in the educational system, not limited to the legal world.

    Academia with personal issues who hold a grudge for not being strong enough and smart enough to survive in practice carry out career ending sentences on students who deserve a second chance.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • No wonder Cardiff University faces these charges.
    Its not the case a student has sued university to gain better marks, its only the cry for justice that lead to that particular student to go to that extreme.
    As a student we all put our hard work and money to get education and career afterwards and tutors personal ego creates a question on the fairness of these institutions.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • This report of the case seriously misrepresents the decision of the Court. Those who wish to comment on the case would be advised to read the transcript of the judgment available from Casetrack.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Re: Anon @ 4:43pm.

    According to The Times (http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article6812864.ece) this case has cost the said student a substantial amount.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Having taught at Cardiff, there is an air of arrogance amongst some LPC and BVC staff who rather than helping students give out poor exam results based on subjective consideration.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Exactly the case, Kitty.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • It appears that Kitty, a former tutor at Cardiff has a very valid point that the marking at Cardiff BVC and LPC is based on subjective consideration. As suggested by Roger Leng, one should read the case from which inferences can be drawn that Ms Clarke's complaints about the anti-semitism of the tutors perhaps led to her being marked down as she was.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Having studied on the BVC at the very same time as Alice Clark I would contend that from my experiences, Cardiff University was an excellent place to sit the Bar Exams. All is not as it seems when reported in the press, that, ladies and gentlemen, is a fact!

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • I think Roger Lang was an external examiner for Cardiff BVC, but I might be wrong. Cardiff BVC 2004 - 2005 had many issues and Kitty is right, tutors had their favoured pupiils - Alice Clark was not one. More questions need to be asked on this, what happened to the Jewish student??? Did he take case out? what happened to him/her???

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • There were many complaints of unfair behaviour that year and the student on the BVC course the same time as me obviiously was one of the favoured ... there needs to be an investigation into Alice Clark and other pupils who brought complaints but did not have Alice Clark's guts to go all the way.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • The Jewish student, Alice Clark and no doubt many others would not think it 'excellent'. Also what is excellent about getting marking so wrong?

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • well done alice clarke and her legal team.Having also studied the bvc I would say one would learn more from breakfast tv than on at least one of these courses in London. I went to a new part time bvc where many of the students were illiterate. I had committed the criminal offence of having gone to 4 very good universities in Scotland and had previously beena solicitor. I was reminded by tutors with less qualifications in law than myself that I was the scum of the earth. It was a joke and a farce!

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • "Academia with personal issues who hold a grudge for not being strong enough and smart enough to survive in practice carry out career ending sentences on students who deserve a second chance"
    soooooooooooo agree with this....................

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Does anyone know of similar cases, particularly relating to medical exams, especially MCQs?

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

Mandatory Required Fields

Mandatory

Comments that are in breach or potential breach of our terms and conditions in particular clause 8, may not be published or, if published, may subsequently be taken down. In addition we may remove any comment where a complaint is made in respect of it. These actions are at our sole discretion.

  • Print
  • Comments (16)