Clearing 2021

Graduating this year and returning for summer reassessment

Your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) will show marks from all years of study so, if you have failed credits, these will be listed. You may therefore wish to return to undertake reassessment to turn failed marks into passes or, where you have been offered voluntary reassessment on the basis of accepted extenuating circumstances, to improve your marks

Before choosing to undertake further reassessment after graduating, it is important to consider how much of an impact raising your module mark is likely to have on your overall degree mark and classification.

In some cases, raising a module aggregate may result in a better degree classification – but in most cases it will not affect the overall classification.

If you find yourself in this situation, talk to staff in your department about what effect undertaking reassessment may have on your degree outcome, and read the useful points to consider below.

If you are a Law student on a Qualifying Law degree you should also read the specific advice on the implications for your award.

Points to consider

  • Reassessment is usually offered as a resit, except in the case of accepted extenuating circumstances, and so will capped at 40. However, in the 2020-21 academic year all reassessment is being offered as an uncapped First Sit, except where there is an Academic Offences penalty or you are already in capped mode.
  • You don’t have to take this reassessment if you don’t want to.
  • This reassessment will take place over the Summer and all exams will be delivered as online examinations. If you previously achieved a higher mark, this will be reinstated.
  • You cannot be reassessed in any modules that you failed in previous years of study, only reassessment in your Final Year modules will be granted.
  • If you had an Academic Offences penalty applied to the module in which you are being offered reassessment, the penalty will be applied following reassessment.
  • The Board of Examiners will meet in September 2021 to consider your reassessment marks, your HEAR will be updated and a new degree certificate issued where your results have changed after reassessment.
  • The deadline for making this decision is Friday 23 June 2021, if you do not select this option by this date you will be removed from the reassessment and will graduate with your award. You will not have the opportunity to return later to undertake this reassessment.

So, make sure you read the undergraduate rules of assessment and discuss any queries with your department if you’re not sure what to do.

Before selecting this outcome, we urge all students to read the important information below:

Reassessment fees

Reassessment in a module costs £50. In the 2020-21 academic year, all reassessment offered as a 'First Sit' is free of charge, unless otherwise specified.

If you have to undertake reassessment due to an Academic Offence or are already in capped mode, you may be charged for this reassessment even if offered as a 'First Sit'.


Exam reassessment

If you need to undertake reassessment in any exams this will be noted on your results page alongside when this examination will take place.

If you are undertaking reassessment without attendance in an exam in 2021-22 this will take place in the main Summer exam period unless you are trailing your reassessment alongside progressing to your next year of study. Students trailing reassessment into their next Academic Year will undertake any exam reassessment in the January exam period.

Information on when exam timetables will be released and the dates of the exam periods will be updated on the exam dates and timetables page shortly.

Please note, the majority of all exams in the 2021-22 academic year will be online examinations.

Coursework assessment

  • If you need to submit new coursework, your department will be in touch with you with further details about what you will need to do and to confirm your deadline.
  • If you are resubmitting coursework reassessment without attendance, your coursework will be take across the 2021-22 Academic Year alongside the modules standard assessment.
  • Students trailing coursework reassessment into their next Academic year will undertake all coursework reassessment in the Autumn Term with this due for submission by January 2022.
  • Your department will confirm the deadline date and time for your resubmissions.
  • If you’re unable to submit coursework on time, University rules about the late submission of coursework will apply.
  • Please note, the details of your new coursework reassessment will be sent to you by your department. It’s important that you do not create your own coursework titles or reuse previous coursework titles, as these won’t be accepted by your department.

Final year projects

If you’re a Final Year student who needs to resubmit final year coursework, please contact your department as soon as possible to find out exactly what areas of the project you need to work on for your resubmission.

Information for sponsored students

If you have a Tier 4 or Student Route visa, please see our immigration webpages to determine what impact your Board of Examiners outcome may have on your visa.

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