(Original post by Noxid)
And most of the other universities manage to sort this by reducing the number of marks available or only award them a pass. Blatant plagiarism is wrong but the word count is hardly that important. We all make little mistakes or miss deadlines.
The university receives the money anyway through the £3,000 tuition fee.
Actually I might be getting the wrong end of the stick here.
OP can you clarify if you paid the money for the resit, or paid the money as a standalone fine?
If its a resit ignore all of my posts, you should be charged for resits (and £40 is not bad). If its a standalone fine my points stand.
No, I haven't paid yet. The re-submission date for work is 21st August. We have to post off any documents that are to be reassessed. The fee is 40, regardless of how, or what you have failed. 150 words below the word count is enough to warrant charging 40 pound, they think. No, I have not yet paid it. The 40 pound, they say, is for 'administation costs'.
To the people who are saying 'you were an arse for messing about, it's fair, it puts students in places' - don't be so blindly dogmatic. We were told nothing of any sort of re-submission fee, not at any point before our exams/deadline dates. The fee they are charging students, and there are many students who are being charged it for the smallest reasons, seems unfair to all. I transferred from a different uni last year. They gave you a chance to re-submit your work, albeit once, for free. After that, it was ten pound per module that you failed. THAT, I think, is fair.
It is not a good way to increase motivation, because now people just feel like they're being ripped off.
I don't think I'm going to win this case anyhow - no matter how much I ***** and whine. What I am going to do, is going to request (well, demand) thorough information on what these 'administration costs' are, where the 40 pound comes from, and how the university justifies it. I'm then going write an article for BBC Leeds (I write for their student diaries section) detailing how the university treats students like cash resources. As one person said, my university may as well be a bank.
Not very thrillied about the whole situation. But what can you do? I have to go through to the second year.