Assessment & Progress

Examination and Assessment of Modules

It is important that you attend all the classes associated with the modules you have chosen and attend for examination or assessment as appropriate. If you and your supervisor determine that assessment/examination is not necessary to your training then you need to contact the module provider and agree that this is acceptable before attending the module.

It is your responsibility to verify the date, time and venue of any examination and/or assessment sessions with the unit staff contact.

If extenuating circumstances arise causing you to miss a scheduled module class or examination, the module staff contact should be informed as soon as possible.

Demonstrating Development

Attendance and completion of training will be recorded by departments and Professional Services responsible for those modules and submitted to DDP Administration for inclusion in your record. More importantly, evidence of development will be gained from your reflective log of activity maintained in your ePortfolio and by your supervisory team confirming engagement with non-formal training (e.g. attending conferences etc).

In conjunction with your supervisory team, you will agree DDP review stages. Your TNA and development plan will be reviewed by you and your supervisory team and by the Postgraduate Tutor three months after registration. Also, your e-portfolio and development plan will be scrutinised at the point of confirmation review (usually at 12 months after registration) and then annually. At the stage of thesis submission, your supervisory team will be required to confirm the successful completion of your DDP by signing off your DDP Summary.

At the point of confirmation review, your DDP portfolio will be assessed as part of the review process. This will be assessed by the nominated examiners as per specific departmental procedures and may include your second supervisor or postgraduate/personal tutor. You will not be allowed to pass your confirmation review until agreed development needs have been achieved and there is a clear and credible development plan for the succeeding 2/3 years.

The second supervisor or postgraduate/personal tutor will also comment periodically on your development plan during formal supervisory meetings and they will sign a transcript of the ePortfolio. In addition, they will formally report on progress through the DDP annually by inclusion of a section in the annual progress report, which will also be signed by you. The departmental PG Tutor will read that report ensuring your progress on the programme is monitored outside of your supervisory team.

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