University of Cumbria students re-sit exam after error
Seventy students at the University of Cumbria will re-sit an exam after they were given papers that already contained the answers.
University bosses said the problem was the result of "an administrative error".
The second-year students were all sitting an exam in anatomy and physiology. The section affected was 20% of the paper's mark.
The university said it planned to send a letter of apology to students.
Dr Sue Lee, the University's Associate Dean, described the incident as an "unfortunate mistake".
She said the students would re-sit the 20 minute section of the paper that was affected, on 7 February.
She added: "It is an extremely unfortunate error and it happens very rarely and normal procedure is that exam papers are looked at very, very carefully.
"We have instituted a slightly different checking mechanism for the future as a result of this."