I have been in touch with the university regarding my concerns over them not requiring students have an ID when they sit exams and they have given a nonsense excuse.
My concern is that to sit an exam at Loughborough you simply walk through the exam hall door, sit at your desk and write the exam and then swiggle your name on a register sheet.
With the way they conduct exams, anyone could be sitting them. You could be paying a PhD student or expert in a field to do your exam and they would be none the wiser. They say they don't check as there are too many people but that is a nonsense excuse.
I've been to university before and sat exams in halls with hundreds of people. You needed to arrive early to get a seat and not cause a disturbance and could not sit an exam without an ID. Loughborough on the other hand are letting people into the halls up to seconds before the start time. Every Universities website I have checked has said you cannot sit exams without ID.
This is something you expect from a very bad university not a middling university like Loughborough.
My concern is that with no checks on who is writing the exam how will the accreditation bodies view the courses at Loughborough and if they found out would they pull accreditation?
I was told by Loughborough that if anything looked odd on the day then the person would be asked for ID and if they didn't have it then they would be asked to go to an office and bring ID then.
That's a terrible system. I'm a 30 year old male with a receding hairline sitting a first year undergrate exam surrounding by 18 years old. If that is not odd and in need of investigation on exam day that I don't know what is. How do the invigilators know that I have not been paid to sit there and write an exam for some 18 year old?
I find their exam process higher flawed and in need of changing to keep the integrity of the exam system.
And actually passed?