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    Some of you might be aware that in July of this year there was a move to end the 300 year old tradition of the public display of class lists. In the report found here it was said that "The central bodies remain of the view that the public display of class-lists is undesirable, unnecessary, and it no longer benefits the interests of the collegiate University or the various parties within it. It no longer serves the purpose for which it was originally intended, given that students can now access their own results through CamSIS, as can others with a legitimate interest in those results.".

    But there is a No Campaign.

    And here is an open letter written to it by a student with MH problems.
    In it, the student makes the point that discussion over the effect of the public lists on those with MH issues was dominated by a select few and suggests that that opinion was a minority. They reveal their own struggles with mental health and explain that they found some solace by the reminder that if they got disappointing grades, there were others who performed similarly unwell. They also explain that they don't wish to be mollycoddled.

    What are your thoughts on this issue and the blog post of the self-proclaimed "disenfranchised undergraduate"?

    Thanks to jneill, I am now aware of Varsity coverage here: http://www.varsity.co.uk/news/11199.
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    Nae for publically displaying them at the Senate House.

    Definitely still want them available on the Reporter to people at the university though.
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    Nae for publicly displaying them at the Senate House.

    Definitely still want them available on the Reporter to people at the university though.
    What are your reasons for the public display, out of curiosity?
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    Varsity covered the CUSU debate a couple of days ago: http://www.varsity.co.uk/news/11199

    It included the MH pro- and against- views, but it seems there is much confusion about opt-out mechanisms as a Plan B.
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    Update! The Grace ballot was declared against on 9th Dec so Class Lists will be published unchanged.

    http://www.reporter.admin.cam.ac.uk/...lass-lists.pdf
    Number of valid votes: 1,241 (no invalid votes)
    * In favour of the Grace (placet) 514
    * Against the Grace (non placet) 727

    Tompkins Table, Baxter, Senate House, Maths Wrangler, etc will all continue.

    And article in The Daily Telegraph
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...king-students/
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    Another update to this:
    https://www.varsity.co.uk/news/14268

    It is likely that any student will be able to opt-out, simply and easily.

    “It is anticipated that this new opt out process will be available for the main examination period (commencing 21 May 2018), once systems have been updated,” Graham Virgo, pro-vice-chancellor for education, said.

    Note that "if a student has won a prize but has opted-out, they will be contacted to ask if they would then like to be included. If there is no response or a negative response is received, their name will remain omitted."

    So, for example, the Senior Wrangler ceremony may be affected.
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    >I did badly in the exam, so I want to destroy century's worth of tradition just so I don't feel embarassed.
 
 
 
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