Professor Lapping. It's Jane Seligman. Professor Lapping, I'm not there.
You're not where, Jane?
On the list. I came in yesterday after my holiday and went to the board to look at the degree list and my name is not on there.
I am sure that there is a perfectly simple explanation for this.
Ah, yes, this appears to be what you're after. Jane Seligman: "Degree withheld because of non-payment of outstanding tuition fees."
How do you mean - withheld? Is it an upper or a lower? Where is it?
Technically, it isn't anywhere. The university's rules state that a student is not deemedto have graduated until such time as outstanding tuition fees - in your case a matter of £1,750 - have been discharged.
So nobody knows my result?
Your result is in abeyance. But I am allowed to say that if you were to deposit a cheque with the bursar for what one might call a substantial proportion of your debt, then the possib-ility of your degree coming out of abeyance would be enhanced.
But supposing it's a fail. I don't want to pay a substantial proportion to bring that out of abeyance.
Without in any way pre-empting the final decision of the Examination Board, I think it would be safe to say that you have a withheld lower second.
Only a lower?
I'll tell you what. You give me my miserable lower second and I'll pay the bursar £500 of my tuition fees. Is that a deal?
That, as we say, is a deal. Thank you, Jane.
And very many congratulations on your degree result. It is good to do business with you.