Massey University should give all students the 5 percent grade bump.

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Universities across New Zealand are making changes to their marking, including bumping marks up a letter grade, or asking teaching staff to be less critical in grading. But Massey University has decided against a change in marking criteria.

Our big concern is students who are applying for competitive courses, or applying for scholarships, or going into the job market, are competing against students from other universities, but their GPA [grade point average] will be lower, because the other universities scaled them up.

The grade increase has already been given to other universities, like Auckland and Otago, Vic which puts us at a disadvantage relative to them.