Business Management students at UQ were warned of a difficult final exam, however few expected the challenge to leap off the very first page of the test.
Students, some whose total study hours had hit double figures, were immediately and unreservedly baffled by a question they complained “we weren’t at all prepared for.”
The exam opened with a bang. Students were asked to write their student number. However, the requested information was not the number with the “s” at the start with which students were familiar.
“Ah fuck, they want the long one,” business undergraduate Kelly Lacy muttered under her short, sharp breaths. “I don’t know that last digit.”
Many students have compared the elusive final digit to the second verse of Advance Australia Fair or their single uncle’s sexuality: they just don’t know it.
Even students like Lacy, who attended some of the tutorials, said that while topics like “what is management?” and “management: what is it?” were covered in depth, at no time did the course dissect the theory and practice of students’ individual student numbers.
“I had a third year’s notes for this subject from a while back and nowhere in those 7 pages did it mention anything about my student number,” bemoaned Lacy, after walking out of the exam to try her luck at a deferral.
“It’s bullshit. How am I meant to know the number, who am I Robert Langdon?”
At press time, it was revealed that Ms Lacy was in fact Robert Langdon, who had donned a cunning disguise in an attempt to solve the mystery of the enigmatic digit.
Well played, Rob.