LPC student physically sick after results computer error

An angry student has slammed the College of Law for leaving her name out of the official list of successful Legal Practice Course (LPC) candidates by mistake.

Paula Lennon, a part-time student on last year's course at the college's London premises, had rushed out with her friends at 3am in the morning to buy a copy of The Times on the day the list was published.

She discovered the mistake, due to a computer error, when she rang the college to find out what papers she had failed.

She said: “You cannot possibly imagine the distress and shock I faced when I discovered that my name was not on the list. The worry alone made me physically sick. I was traumatised for most of the day.”

Although the error was subsequently corrected in The Times, she has written to professor Nigel Savage, chief executive of the College of Law, calling for a review of the College of Law's procedures on informing students of their results.

Deputy chief executive Alan Humphreys said: “We are revising our procedures to see if next year we can arrange for there to be more time between the assessment and collation of the results and their publication.”