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Edinburgh University falsely tells hundreds of final year students that they are ineligible to graduate

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Think you're having a bad day? Well, some University of Edinburgh students woke up to an email this morning that falsely told them that they wouldn't be attending their upcoming graduation. 

The email was titled 'Graduation Ceremony Cancelled - No Award' and told students that they would not be completing their studies until the following year, although they may be eligible to attend the next set of graduations.

The email was sent to students in the middle of the night, meaning that many students read the email this morning as they woke up. 

The university have issued a statement saying that the emails were sent to students as part of a 'system failure' and the graduations will be continuing as planned. An email has since been sent to students that received the initial communication explaining that this was an error.

Phone lines to reach the university are busy, however, students have been advised to just totally ignore the email. They have also stated that there was 'no breach of the system and no student data has been compromised' as some students had predicted that the email was a result of hacking. 

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