This morning the University of Sydney Business School cancelled an exam when they became aware of a potential breach in the security of the exam script.
In an email to BUSS5020 students, the Associate Dean (Programs), Associate Professor Rae Cooper, and Deputy Dean, Profesor John Shields, wrote:
"This morning’s exam was cancelled because Business School staff became aware that we had a potential breach in the security of the exam script. We believed it was imperative to take immediate action to protect the integrity of the assessment process. We therefore made the decision to cancel this morning’s exam.
"The exam will be held at 6pm this evening, Friday 17 November 2017. You will be alerted to the location at which you will sit your exam via an email from the exams management office.
"Tonight’s exam will be of the same weighting and structure as the original exam and the advice you have been given by Business School staff as to the focus of the exam applies for tonight’s exam."
Students who are unable to attend the exam were encouraged to apply for special consideration. Those students granted special consideration will have an alternative exam scheduled in the replacement exam period (December 6-9).
A University of Sydney spokesperson said, "The University of Sydney takes academic integrity extremely seriously and any student found guilty of misconduct risks disciplinary proceedings including expulsion."