At the Department for Lifelong Learning we want you to succeed and to do this our modules require you to take assessments. There are many reasons for this:
- to enable you to check and develop your understanding
- to set benchmarks against which progress can be measured
- to bring phases of learning to a point of completion
- to support your ongoing development and learning from feedback from these activities
- and to inform your tutor how you and the other students are responding to the module.
We use a wide range of tools for assessment during our courses. You may be asked to complete:
- language tests
- translation exercises
- field experiments
- and exams
Presentation and submission of assessments
Guidelines about the presentation and submission of assessments is available firstly from the Student Handbook in the DLL Virtual Office and secondly from the module handbooks on MOLE.
There are basic principles that are common in all circumstances, these are:
Again, the Virtual Office is a great starting-point for learning more about this. You are not expected to know everything about referencing and plagiarism when you begin your studies; it is a learning process, and an integral part of becoming a university student. So engage with the resources early and often, and once you get the principles of appropriate referencing right, the details of the practice will follow.
Work submitted late without an agreed extension will have marks deducted as a penalty.
It is advisable to speak with your Student Support Manager and/or your Personal Tutor if you are experiencing circumstances that are affecting your ability to study. They will be able to advise you about the most appropriate routes for support.
It is the responsibility of students to notify tutors and supervisors, or other appropriate departmental staff, at the earliest opportunity, if there are any extenuating circumstances that might have a bearing on examination/assessment performance.
For example, if you have had a bereavement or a long period of illness and you feel that your work has suffered as a result, you may want to ask the examiners to take this into account. Students must complete an Extenuating Circumstances Form. Independent documentary evidence will also be required. Further information about these forms is available in the Student Handbook and on the Virtual Office.