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Coronavirus leaves universities with no choice but to cancel our exams (The Guardian)

Leaving university is usually a bittersweet experience, but it’s never been this disorientating. As my course shifts online, packing up my room and saying goodbye to my friends and to independence has turned this into one of the most disruptive periods of my life. The same goes for most final-year students I’ve spoken to – both those who study with me at Cambridge and friends finishing elsewhere. Of course, the degree isn’t actually done. For those of us lucky enough to be able to go back home our thoughts pass to our exams. Coming from a current finalist like me, a plea for our exams to be cancelled might sound like someone looking for an easy way out. But universities are the ones that have to face up to reality in the middle of a life-changing global emergency. It’s the fairest option we have left. Having devoted a staggering amount of the last four years to my studies, to lose out on the satisfaction of completing them properly would be beyond demoralising. The ideal scenario