Results and Progression
|Publication of results||
The dates of publication will be in your module/programme handbook and on your MOLE site. On the date of publication you:
If you would like a summary of your results to show what you have passed/completed, you will need to contact the Student Services Information Desk (SSiD) to obtain a summary of results https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/summary-of-results
Instructions on how to access your feedback for assignments submitted electronically can be found under the assessments section within your module/programme on MOLE https://sites.google.com/a/sheffield.ac.uk/student-induction/turnitin
|University principles on Feedback||
The university principles of feedback can be found at http://www.shef.ac.uk/polopoly_fs/1.281877!/file/ThePrinciplesofFeedback2013.pdf
The School of Nursing and Midwifery principles of formative feedback
The following principles of feedback have been drafted after both staff and students raised issues of consistency in the application of the existing standards.
Feedback is for learning
Feedback is timely
Students should not expect to receive formative feedback on more than two occasions for each assignment. In the case of longer pieces of work, such as dissertations, this may not be the case but will be stated in the handbook.
In the event of a tutor being absent/sick for longer than 5 working days, an email “vacation” message will be used to inform students of the absence and what cover has been arranged for the provision of formative feedback.
Feedback on written drafts will reflect four key areas covered by the marking criteria in order to give students an overview of relative strengths and weakness:
Detailed corrections to drafts using track changes will not be made. This includes corrections to grammar, syntax and content. Attention will only be drawn to the need to address deficiencies in this area when required. This is in order to ensure that there cannot be a case made for collusion. Where students need signposting to academic support mechanisms this will be discussed with the student and raised with the personal tutor.
Summative feedback should provide a justification for the grade awarded along with comments on strengths weaknesses and areas for improvement. In the case of a second attempt where the maximum grade awarded is 40 you should be given an indication of the band in which the grade would have been if it was a first attempt.
Feedback is consistently delivered
Your feedback will be delivered in an accessible and consistent manner, and will relate to module assessment criteria and learning outcomes.
Feedback quality is maintained
The school will monitor student views on feedback and will ensure that which you receive is of good quality. Your student reps will be involved in the process of maintaining that quality.
NB: Students with special/mitigating circumstances for which the school has a record may have/make alternative arrangements for support.
|Failure to meet the required standard||
The pass mark for undergraduate programmes (diploma, degree) is 40 on the 100 point scale.
|Failure at 1st attempt||
Students will receive correspondence from the School outlining their progress to date, and implications on their programme, if they are unsuccessful at a 1st attempt.
|Failure at 2nd attempt||
Students will receive correspondence from the School advising them that they have exhausted all opportunities at that assignment/examination, and are therefore ineligible to receive an academic award for the programme of study they are currently registered for.
|Failure to Attend/ Failure to Submit||
If you cannot attend a unit (see attendance requirements) for which you have been registered, you should withdraw from the unit and confirm this in writing (Please see 3.19). If you do not do this, your two attempts at the assessment will be published as “Fail to Submit” and you will then be deemed to have failed your programme of study. This can affect future study at the University of Sheffield.
|Right of Appeal||
If you disagree with an academic decision and would like to apply for a reconsideration of a recommended grade, you have the right to appeal. Following notification of the decision of the Committee, you have 14 days in which to appeal against this, if you so wish. This will involve a complete re-hearing of the case by the Appeals Committee of the Senate.
Details on appeals are available the Students Services website https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/complaints-and-appeals/appeals
Details for appeals are available at Student Services or via their web page at: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/complaints-and-appeals
|Withdrawal from a unit/programme||
If you wish to withdraw from a unit or programme you are advised to:
You are advised that failure to submit an assignment or writing to say that the assignment will not be submitted is NOT acceptable as a substitute for notification of withdrawal.
|Receiving your Diploma/Degree Certificates||
If you complete sufficient modules, you will receive a University Diploma/Degree.