Exams cancelled amid travel chaos


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The start of the Easter term has been disrupted for many students and academics due to the flight chaos caused by the volcano eruption in Iceland. Exams that were scheduled for this week have been cancelled as many lecturers and students are unable to fly back to the UK from their homes or holiday destinations. […]

Shannon Rainey, a first year MML student at Christ’s College from Belfast, has been unable to return to Cambridge. She said that it was a “relief” that the orals had been cancelled as she would not have been able to make them. […]

Some students, however, have been very pleased about the postponing of the exams. Alice Kitcatt, a student of French and Italian at St John’s College, said: “I was stressing out about having an exam before the start of term and so I was absolutely elated when I heard that it had been postponed. I was able to go out on my first night in Cambridge instead of revising – the only language I will be speaking from now on is a drunken slur.”