The number of PhD students who failed their viva voce in 2020, 2019, and 2018.

Morteza made this Official Information request to University of Otago

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From: Morteza

Dear University of Otago,
Under the Official Information Act, I am making the following request as a person who is in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Please let me know how many PhD candidates at the University of Otago received an outright failure (no degree awarded) as the outcome of their oral examination in 2020, 2019, and 2018 respectively.
I trust my query is clear.
Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Yours faithfully,

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From: Manager Policy and Compliance
University of Otago

Dear Morteza

We acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request of 17 November 2020.

If we have any questions or need to seek clarification on any points we will be in touch soon. Otherwise, we will seek to respond to your request as soon as practicable and no later than 20 working days after the date your request was received (by 15 December 2020). If we are unable to respond to your requests by then, we will notify you of an extension of this timeframe.

Can you please confirm that you meet the criteria in section 12 of the Official Information Act - i.e. that you are a New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of New Zealand or a person who is in New Zealand.

Kind regards

Mayhaka Mendis • Manager, Policy and Compliance, Office of the Registrar • Deputy Privacy Officer • Te Whare Wânanga o Ôtâkou, University of Otago • P.O Box 56, Dunedin • Tel +64 3 479 8993

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From: Morteza

Dear Mayhaka,
As clearly stated in my request, I meet the criteria in section 12 of the Official Information Act as a person who is in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Thanks, and I await your response in due course.
Kind regards,

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