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Graduate who sued university has his claim dismissed by High Court.

Graduate who sued university has his claim dismissed by High Court.

A graduate who sued Oxford University over his failure to get a top degree has had his claim dismissed by the High Court.

Faiz Siddiqui claimed "inadequate teaching" contributed to his low mark in a final year history paper in 2000.

He alleged it cost him entry to a top US law college and sought £1m from the university.

But in his ruling, Mr Justice Foskett said he was not convinced teaching was "negligently inadequate".

Oxford University accepted there were fewer teaching staff available in the Michaelmas (Autumn) Term in 1999 due to staff being granted leave of absence.

But it denied teaching was "inadequate" and Mr Justice Foskett was not persuaded otherwise.

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