Students graduations cancelled in Edinburgh uni '˜error' email

Hundreds of University of Edinburgh students were last night sent a mass email informing them that their graduation had been cancelled and that they were not expected to obtain an award.

Thursday, 1st June 2017, 10:08 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:04 pm
University of Edinburgh students were sent an email stating they would not be graduating.
University of Edinburgh students were sent an email stating they would not be graduating.

It is understood the email was sent to students at the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Science students as well as those studying geography, informatics and the law.

However, an email has since been sent to student stating that they should ignore the email and that the university was looking into the incident.

A Fouth year Politics and Sociology student, from Newington, due to graduate with an MA (Hons). was sent the email around 12:30am.

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The hoax email sent to many students.

She said: “We got an email saying we could not attend our graduation ceremony - becuase we would not be graduating.

“It has been such a stressful night.

“I spent an hour this morning trying to get through to someone . When I finally did, I was told it was an email sent in error.

“The woman I spoke with was very apologetic, But I feel irritated that there was not an apology email sent out.

Copy of an email sent to a student who was seeking clarification from a member of staff.

“People will be waking up to this. The only reason I found out it was an error was because I called this morning. It’s not good enough”

A clarification email from the Director of Student Systems and Administration and Service Excellence Programme Lead at the university was sent this morning telling students to ignore the email.

It read: “We are aware that a number of final year students have received an email, apparently from the University, informing them that their graduation has been cancelled.

“Please ignore this message. No graduations have been cancelled.

The hoax email sent to many students.

“Your final degree results will be released in line with the published schedule - no later than 16th June for the great majority of students and no later than the 23rd of June for Medics and Vets.

“We are looking urgently into this situation.

“We will be back in contact with you as soon as we can and will also ensure your MyEd/EUCLID screens are refreshed with accurate information.”

Copy of an email sent to a student who was seeking clarification from a member of staff.