All students | USW Update | Tuesday 12 May

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Changes to dates for student results and the results service | Sara Moggridge, Academic Registrar

As you will all be aware, we have listened to your feedback and made a number of changes to the assessment process this year. This includes giving greater flexibility to extend deadlines where necessary and introducing a no detriment approach so that you are not disadvantaged by the coronavirus pandemic. Implementing these changes means that there is additional work to do in the run-up to the Assessment Boards to accommodate these changes and protect the integrity of the awards that will be issued.

To allow for these extensions and this work to be completed, the timetable for publishing results this year unfortunately needs to be changed. The majority of students were due to receive their results on 24th June 2020. This has now been altered to 13th July 2020 for students on the final year of their award and 14th July 2020 for all other students.

We appreciate that this may come as a disappointment and apologise for having to make this change. This is not a decision that we have taken lightly, but, in discussion with the Students’ Union, we have concluded that unfortunately it is necessary to enable all of the adjustments to be accommodated. USW is not alone in having to make these alterations – they are consistent with what is being done across the higher education sector.

Your results will be published, as usual, through the “My Results” service. In order for us to reflect all of the assessment changes arising from the move away from face-to-face examinations and assessments, it is necessary at this stage to remove the ‘unconfirmed marks’ information from the service. This will take effect immediately. 

The exam resit period will remain the same and will start on 6th August. As previously announced, face-to-face exam resits will be replaced with alternative assessments, which will be confirmed nearer to the time.

For in-year coursework, the deadline for resit work will be extended by two weeks to 14th August (from 31st July).

Please note that if you are on a course that has non-standard start and finish times, you should check with your course team, as the above information relates to students following a standard academic year.

For those of you who still have coursework to complete and assessments to sit, we wish you the very best of luck with your studies for the remainder of the academic year.

If you have any queries about these changes, please contact [email protected].

Please note, off-campus students who are studying with a partner college should check guidance and communication from their college, about local attendance, assessment and teaching arrangements.

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