This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'The number of PhD students who failed their viva voce in 2020, 2019, and 2018.'.

25 November 2020  
By email:  [FYI request #14155 email] 
Dear Morteza  
OFFICIAL INFORMATION ACT REQUEST 20.75 Number of PhD Candidates failing 2018-2020 
I refer to your Official Information Act request dated 18 November 2020. You have requested the following: 
•  Please let me know how many PhD candidates at the University of Canterbury received an outright 
failure (no degree awarded) as the outcome of their oral examination in 2020, 2019, and 2018 
There have been no (zero) PhD candidates who have received no award between 2018 -2020 at the University 
of Canterbury. 
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision. Information about 
how to make a complaint is available at or freephone 0800 802 602. 
Yours sincerely 
Claire O'Connel  
Information Advisor