A number of actions could be taken to try to ensure a fair result based on your overall performance. The following actions can be taken:
- where you have not passed the affected module(s) you will be offered another attempt at the reassessment
- where you have passed the affected module(s) you will normally be offered a voluntary attempt at the reassessment
Where another attempt at the reassessment is offered, this will be for the next assessment period which is over the Summer/in September for Undergraduate students. These reassessments will be as first sits for uncapped marks (unless the previous attempt was for capped marks) and there will be no resit fee.
Other options may be considered in circumstances where it is clearly to your benefit to offer them, such as:
- amending the assessment of a module by changing the weighting of particular units that contribute to the overall course assessment. Please note this can only be actioned where the learning outcomes have been met and, normally, where the affected components constitute less than 30% of the module
- discounting particular modules, or pieces of work from the assessment of the year or the programme of study
- instating a formative mark for a late piece of work
There may be limited action that can be taken where there are external professional or regulatory requirements. Contact your department if you are unsure whether your course has such requirements.
Wherever possible a decision about what, if any, action can be taken in the second year in the case of problems affecting second year undergraduate students. However, sometimes it may not be possible to determine what action would be reasonable, and therefore the extenuating circumstances may be carried forward for consideration as part of the final year Board when there will be at least two years’ worth of marks to review.
In the case of severe extenuating circumstances affecting the final months of a final year undergraduate student’s studies there is provision for a Board to consider the award of an aegrotat degree (under the terms of regulation 6.25).