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Queen's student remains unsatisfied in legal bid to upgrade his degree

A unviversity graduate is to press ahead with a landmark legal case over his degree after a review procedure failed to produce a resolution.

Although an extraordinary examinations board was called to discuss the case, Andrew Croskery's barrister said they remain unsatisfied.

Mr Croskery, from Co Down, will now continue his judicial review application at the High Court later this month.

He has brought proceedings after narrowly missing out on a 2:1 classification in his electrical engineering degree at Queen's University, Belfast.

Mr Croskery claims if he had received better supervision he would have achieved a higher degree.

It has been argued that he was denied a right to appeal against his classification because he graduated this summer.

The university's stance was not compliant with his client's human rights, according to his lawyers.

The case had been adjourned after university authorities offered to review Mr Croskery's classification without prejudice.

However, a barrister for Mr McCloskey, Tony McGleenan, said this had been “an unsatisfactory process”.

The case was adjourned to allow lawyers to agree a suitable date for the next hearing.

Belfast Telegraph