What is happening with assessment and dissertation deadlines?
Some assessments, particularly those which require a practical element, have had to be amended: we are unable to continue with assessments which require face to face group work, or face to face teaching. We are also unable to continue with in person lab work. We have been carefully working through every single planned assessment, to ensure that it can be appropriately amended to ensure that it assesses whether you meet the learning outcomes of your course.
In order to reflect this, we are doing two things.
- We are proposing that we run the assessments scheduled over the next six or so weeks, ending on 15 May 2020, as planned. Submission will be online: this is something that we do for the majority of our assessments already.
- However, we will offer every student the opportunity to defer their assessment until early July 2020, week beginning 6 July.
You will be able to choose to complete the assessments as planned in April/May, or, if you wish, to defer your first attempt until July 2020. Once you have made this choice, you cannot change your mind.
The only exception, of course, is if you opt to complete your assessments in April/May and then become unwell or are unable to submit for other reasons. In these circumstances, you would complete a mitigating circumstances form.
Dissertations, independent study or independent projects for level 6 students would work slightly differently. For these, you have three options:
- Submit on time on 30 April 2020.
- Ask to defer submission until 6 July 2020
- Ask for a two week extension under the usual procedures, which would mean submission on 13 May 2020.
Nursing and Midwifery
Students in the Three Counties School of Nursing and Midwifery will have slightly different arrangements, to reflect the specific nature of your courses. You should have received an email from your Head of School.