This article first appeared on DUSA Media.
Examinations at the University of Dundee will go ahead today despite the weather. The University referred students who have been adversely affected by weather-related travel difficulties to its extenuating circumstances policy.
The University said on its website: “Students who are prevented from sitting an examination because of the adverse weather conditions must email or telephone their School Office on the day of their scheduled examination. Students must then provide their School, within seven days, evidence of the travel difficulties which prohibited their journey to the University.”
The University said it would accept printed evidence from travel websites like Dundee Buses, Scotrail, flight itineraries, rail tickets, etc., along with BBC or Met Office travel information. Students “ should clearly demonstrate how this has adversely affected their preparation, attendance or performance in an assessment.”
The University also warned that students who show up late to their exams will not be given additional time, regardless of circumstances. Within the first half hour after the exam starts, all students will be admitted. After that, they will only be allowed to sit the exam if no other student from the same module has already finished.
The severe weather has made travel across Scotland difficult. The Tay Road Bridge has been closed for traffic all morning. Train operator ScotRail said on its website that the rail network had been closed until further notice. “All trains are making their way to the nearest station so passengers can safely disembark. No trains are running, so please do not attempt to travel,” the company said.
The Courier is running a live blog with further updates on how the weather is affecting travel in and around Dundee.
Today’s Winter Market, originally to be held in front of the Union building, has now been moved to Mono. “Please come along and support our students who have made lots of lovely products, which will make perfect Christmas gifts,” said Zuchaela Smylie, DUSA’s Vice President of Campaigns and Communications.
Update 10:40 AM: The Tay Road Bridge is now open for all traffic except doubledecker buses.