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Key information for students on the delay in publishing results | Sara Moggridge, Academic Registrar
We had previously been in touch to let you know that results would be published on 13 July for graduating students and 14 July for continuing students. However, for a number of reasons, it is unfortunately necessary to delay these by up to a week.
Firstly, we would like to sincerely apologise for this delay and we understand that you will be disappointed by this. It has taken us longer than anticipated to ensure that every individual student’s performance was carefully considered in the context of the no detriment approach. That’s over 270,000 individual assessment results being reviewed, which make up over 100,000 student module marks from around 25,000 students.
This has involved checking which assessments took place before or after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the move to remote learning and assessments (16 March 2020), as well as considering your results in the context of your pre-COVID performance.
These checks and discussions with your course teams, where we verify the information, marks and performance, are important to ensure we are being thorough and getting this right. We are confident that our approach is ensuring that you are not being disadvantaged, whilst also maintaining the integrity of academic standards which our external examiners are confirming.
We have looked at lots of ways to try and meet the deadline and bought in more staff to try and help to achieve this, but unfortunately even with this, we need a bit more time to make sure that this process can be completed fairly and robustly.
New dates for results
The results will now be released on Monday 20 July for qualifying students and Tuesday 21 July for all other students (please note there will be a small number of non-standard courses with earlier results and if this applies to you, you will be notified of these dates by your faculty). This applies to all USW students, including those studying at partner colleges (except UNICAF).
If you are an international student in the UK, and are worried about how the change in results date will affect your visa or future immigration application, please contact the Immigration and International Student Advice Team.
Impact on resits and other deadlines
We are also moving the resit period and deadlines to reflect the new dates. The new resit deadline for coursework will be 21 August 2020 and the resit period will run from 13 August to 21 August 2020.
Here is the new timeline:
Once again, we would like to sincerely apologise for these changes. As usual your results will be available for you to see via the Registry webpage, and you will be able to download a copy of your results in case you need to provide them to your employer.