Our assessment practice is defined in University and school codes of practice on assessment which align to the relevant University Ordinances.
Ad hoc exam invigilation procedure and guide
The guide explains the role of the invigilator in an ad hoc exam and provides advice to support the invigilator in carrying out their role.
Assessment framework (taught students)
This document consolidates a number of University assessment policies and strategies that have been agreed by committees (particularly the Taught Student Education Board).
Cheating, plagiarism, fraudulent or fabricated coursework and malpractice in University examinations and assessments (taught students)
Cheating and plagiarism, fraud and malpractice are taken very seriously. The procedure described here applies to all taught students and for those with taught elements within their research degrees.
Code of Practice for the use of similarity detection software on electronic submission of text based coursework
This Code brings together and updates recommendations initially agreed considered by the Learning and Teaching Board in 2010 and 2011 following the introduction of the Blackboard VLE in 2009.
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.
Equality and inclusion
Inclusiveness is one of the core University values. This framework explains how we will incorporate inclusiveness throughout our cultures, business and day-to-day organisational practice.
Examination assistants operational guide (taught students)
The University employs a variety of people to assist in exams including amenuenses, typists, readers and prompters. This guide explains their roles.
Examinations sub-offices operational guide
During exam periods, a number of sub-offices are set up across the campus. The guide explains the role of those working within the sub-offices and provides them with practical advice.
Exclusion from assessment (taught students)
In cases where a student habitually fails to attend teaching, and the Unsatisfactory Students Procedure has been followed, sometimes it is appropriate to exclude the student from assessment.
Invigilation operational guide (taught students)
The guide provides all the information an exam invigilator will need to know to support them in their role.
Mitigating circumstances letters and letters of attendance at counselling
The Student Counselling team may provide letters of support for students claiming mitigating circumstances, or letters confirming attendance for counselling.
Ordinances define the qualifications the University awards and the associated regulations. They form part of the University Constitution.
Proof-reading (taught components)
This policy, intended for the guidance of students and academic staff, relates to the proof-reading of any text to be submitted as part of academic course work, including dissertations.
Referred students (taught)
Students can be 'referred' if they have seriously or repeatedly failed examinations. In some instances it is possible for a student to be excluded from the University without previous warning.
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.
Rules for Award (taught students)
The Rules for Award summarise the main requirements of the Curricular Ordinances and Regulations, and how they are applied in practice.