To all students, this email is to apologise for the email that many of you have received notifying you that you have not submitted an assignment that was due 7 days ago. The auto email has affected the following modules:
This error has been caused as we rolled forward the curriculum but had not yet updated submission dates. The error is entirely our fault, thank you for those how emailed and alerted us. Continuing students will be aware that August and September are our busiest months with 19-20 academic year still ongoing, the bulk of admissions work only starting in July, a new academic year to create, financial year end and major data returns to complete. This year the planned bulk transfer of students and staff from St John's not taking place on 1st August has had an impact which we have worked hard to mitigate- but failed in this respect. We apologise sincerely for any distress caused and for time you may have wasted investigating the possible trigger.
A caveat- we still have deadlines for 19-20 ongoing, if you have received an email like this and your module code says '19-20' then do NOT ignore that, get in touch with registry and your personal tutor immediately to discuss further.
Katherine Onion, Academic Registrar