Exemptions and Recognition of Prior Learning
Consideration of exemptions and recognition of prior learning are critical quality processes related to the standards of awards made by the University.
Exemption request form
These generic grade descriptors are intended to be used throughout the assessment process; in assessment design, marking/grading, moderation and feedback. They are designed to show no disciplinary bias and are not intended to act as surrogate level, award or award classification descriptors. The grade descriptors should be read in conjunction with the learning outcomes associated with the assessment.
Undergraduate Grade Descriptors
Postgraduate Grade Descriptors
Assessment and Feedback
These documents provide staff and students with key resources, policies and guidelines in regards to the assessment of students.
Coursework Submission Policy
Assignment Submission Checklist
Text matching services policy
Summative assessment in groupwork
Assessment protocol for undergraduate final year projects and taught masters dissertations
Feedback – 5 core principles in providing and receiving assessment feedback
Examination Panels and Boards
Senate Regulation 4 governs Panels and Boards of Examiners.
Panels of examiners ensure that an appropriate, rigorous and robust assessment process has taken place, and confirm the marks/grades for all assessments. Boards of examiners make recommendations for progression or awards based on consideration of student result profiles. The work of panels and boards is transparent and ensure fairness to all students.
Guidance for Chairs of Panels of Examiners
Guidelines for Vice Chancellor's and Deputy Vice Chancellor's Representatives
Board of Examiners Minutes Template
Board of Examiners Standard Agenda Template
Guidance to staff advising students progressed to Level 3 Ordinary
Provisional progression policy
Provisional Progression- Student Tracker
A student's assessment performance should be considered at a board of examiners, but occasionally it might be necessary to award students outside these meetings. In such cases departments will be asked to complete an online pro-forma for each decision to be made by chair’s action to ensure that the same scrutiny and consideration has been given to all awards.
Chair's action guidance
Chair's action proforma