Trainees who sat one or more of the EQE papers this week should have received an email from the Examination Secretariat today inviting them to submit “first-hand accounts of the situation in Bristol” in view of the conditions in the exam venue this year.
It remains to be seen what consequences these first-hand accounts will have for this year’s candidates, e.g. whether it will be possible for candidates to be compensated in some way for the conditions. However, I strongly encourage you to submit comments, at least for the benefit of candidates sitting EQE papers in future years.
I have submitted my own account, describing the temperature, the draught, the non-functioning sockets (and hence non-functioning electrical heaters) in some parts of the room, the fact that some of the heaters appeared to have been switched off overnight without explanation, and the hand dryer/hand towel issue at the start of the week. I suggest you take this opportunity to let the Examination Secretariat know about the conditions in your part of the exam hall and how they affected you.
Honorary Secretary 2015-2016