Q: UK University sent email offers due to "technical glitch". Students have major exams at same time. Offer was retracted

After this email was sent to students at an already distressing period, they simply said sorry and said to put measures in place - no plan for that communicated as of this moment, and nothing said to look out for. Those who received the offer received them after the "glitch" and of course those who didn't, didn't, but that's beside the point.

Can we sue the university for huge distress as this was during A Levels - a major time and deciding factor for getting grades to go to university, a one of our choice. I know students who have told relatives and family in that short period and now they have a silly reason to go back with. It's emotionally depressing to another degree and now affecting the exam thinking

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: I'm sorry your question remains open for two weeks. It looks like this takes place in the UK, and this Q & A forum deals mainly with U.S. laws and courts. But as a general matter, the type of case you describe sounds difficult. While your frustration is understandable, the element of quantifying damages could be difficult in such instances. However, different attorneys could see things differently - you could consult with attorneys to ask them how they see things here. Good luck

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