University of Oxford offers apology after email blunder

The University of Oxford has issued an apology after sending out students' exam marks to their classmates.

The collection marks of some University College students were emailed to all undergraduates on 13 January.

The university has blamed a "clerical error" and apologised to students for any distress caused.

The marks do not count towards a student's final degree but play a vital role in undergraduate education at Oxford, the university said.

Dr Anne Knowland, senior tutor of University College, said: "University College takes the treatment of sensitive data very seriously.

"We are investigating exactly how this happened and are determined to make sure this does not happen again."

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