Our assessment guarantee
Working closely with our Students’ Union, we have taken steps to protect all undergraduate and postgraduate taught students from the impacts of Covid-19, to make sure you receive a fair grade.
Across the University, our Exam Boards will review the performance of students this year by comparing grades to previous years’ averages. We will make adjustments where necessary to ensure that you are not disadvantaged by the pandemic.
Exam Boards make sure results across different programmes and year groups are fair and consistent. They look at your performance, along with previous years' performances and the circumstances in which assessments took place.
Ahead of the 2020 academic year, all departments reviewed programmes and made changes to assessments, to account for the higher levels of online learning this year and the difficulty of holding formal in-person exams.
We also reviewed the number and types of assessments you are required to take this year, with open-book exams replacing invigilated papers, changes to coursework, and asynchronous online assessments and tests.
Assessment deadlines have also been looked at, to help reduce the number of assessment deadlines that fall in the same day.
We have worked with our departments to be as flexible as possible with any requests for deadline extensions. If you are struggling with your deadlines, please contact your department to ask about the help that is available to you.
If you fail an assessment the 2020-21 academic year, you will not be charged a resit fee to retake the assessment (this applies if you take the resit this academic year, or in a future academic year).
Students who have already paid a resit fee will be refunded.
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