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Videos can use content-based copyright law contains reasonable use Fair Use (). THOUSANDS of university students may not be able to graduate this year because of strikes by lecturers.  The walkouts could mean undergraduates will miss so much of their course they will have to repeat the year, leaked emails reveal.  The messages, shared between more than 70 student union presidents, revealed fears over strikes planned for the end of the month.  Cardiff University students’ union president Jackie Yip said she had not spoken about the fears to avoid “causing panic”.  Her email read: “Confidentially, further strike action will now mean some of my students will have missed so much content they will not be able to graduate this year, even if mitigating actions are put in place.”  The email, obtained by student paper The Tab, added: “We have not told students this as we do not want to cause panic and behind closed doors, I am doing everything I can to protect my students.  “I am sure this may be the case in some of your unions.”  It comes as the University and College Union voted in favour of action in a row over pay, conditions and pensions.  Students were furious when lecturers at 60 universities walked out for eight days at the end of last year.  The action affected about one million students, who pay an average of more than £9,000 a year for their courses.  Cardiff University said: “We need to plan for the worst possible outcomes in order to avoid them.” GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk

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