Danielle Greyman’s essay on the crimes of Hamas, previously failed for not blaming Israel, has now been given a pass mark as recommended by an external examiner. Her legal claim against the University of Leeds for damages has been commenced and the defence is due by 16 August 2022.
As we previously reported, in the final year of her 3-year BA course in Sociology at the University of Leeds, Danielle Greyman chose an optional module about crimes of states and powerful elites. Marks for the module were based solely on a case study on a topic selected by the student. With her tutor’s agreement, Danielle decided to write about the crimes and immorality of Hamas and the role of the UN in facilitating them. The tutor agreed that she should not discuss alleged crimes of Israel in the essay or assess fault between Israel and Hamas, as the essay was not about Israel.
Danielle had never failed an assignment previously and was on track to receive a class 2.1 honours degree. However, her essay on Hamas was failed by the examiners.
The main reasons given for failing this module were:
The essay did not discuss alleged crimes of Israel.
The markers said the essay was too short – even though it met the specified requirement of 5,000 words +/- 10%..