The article "Shameless students put tutors in e-mail hell"
(March 24) is correct in noting the increased informality with which students associate and communicate with university staff. While I appreciate that this would make some people very uncomfortable, I believe it is hardly the worst crime a student might commit.
But the poor student who has been quoted requesting feedback prior to a resit is polite. The perfectly reasonable and sensible request for feedback as a core tool of learning indicates that this is a student who is hoping to improve their performance in their resit of the module.
I commend the student for requesting feedback. That this is considered inappropriate or rude is the real story.
Ben Vulliamy. Sheffield