Taught student assessment
Information and guidance on scheduling and timetabling exams, exam papers, what should happen on the day, ad hoc exams and the people involved in the process.
This section includes an overview of coursework submission arrangements, the policy on proof-reading and information about plagiarism.
Internal and external examiners and assessment assistants are essential to the assessment process.
If a student needs to resit an examination there are a series of procedures to be followed.
Once the examinations are complete it's time to mark the examination scripts and display the results for students.
Processes and training
The Exams and Progress team aim to give clear guidelines and/or training on processes.
Temporary disability or illness can have an impact on how students are able to access learning, and they may need extra support or advice when taking exams. Find out about mitigating circumstances and who to contact.
Mitigating circumstances are normally exceptional, short term, unforeseen and unpreventable events that have a significantly disruptive effect on the student’s ability to take assessments. These events are over and above the course of everyday life and normally outside of their control. The events may affect the student’s ability to complete coursework or other assessments and revise for and attend examinations.
Our institutional timetable is set to accommodate religious observance where possible. Sometimes issues feel or become more complex at an individual school or service level.
Code of practice on assessment (taught students)
The University gives general information relating to assessment of students in its code of practice on assessment. Academic schools provide more specific local guidance in their own school code of practice.
The Rules for Award, codes of practice on assessment, and programme specifications are the regulations that manage student assessment and the award of qualifications.