A screenshot of a recent notification sent out by Dr Tom Angier of the philosophy department read: “Owing to the unusual term structure this year, there is a clash between the second test on October 6 and Rocking the Daisies.
"If you can supply evidence of having booked the festival well in advance, you will be excused attendance at the test and your other coursework will count more towards your final result. You must bring such evidence to Philosophy reception and fill out the usual forms.”
The Black Academic Caucus (BAC) labelled this a “flagrant abuse of the concession system”. It said in a statement: “A legitimate concession works with the understanding that a student has suffered a setback in their life that compromises the student in relation to his or her peers.
"A concession that is underserved only serves to grant an advantage to the student.”