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 markis 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.
  • You don’t have to take this reassessment if you don’t want to.
  • This reassessment will take place over the Summer. 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 2022 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 Wednesday 20 July 2022, 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.

Make sure you read the undergraduate Rules of Assessment and discuss any queries with your department if you’re not sure what to do.

Implications for Graduation

You may still attend Graduation this Summer, if you opt for this outcome, however you will not be invited to a future Gradation ceremony if you attend now, even where your reassessment leads to an improvement in your Degree Classification.

We are pleased to confirm that we are running Summer Gradation ceremonies as planned this July. These ceremonies will take place between Monday 18 and Friday 22 July.

All expected graduates have been contacted with information about when their ceremony will be and how to book. Please ensure your external email address is up to date in MyEssex so we can stay in touch. All updates will also be published on our Graduation website. Please contact graduation@essex.ac.uk should you have any queries in the meantime.

Receiving your award documents

Your electronic award certificate will be available on your GradIntelligence account, alongside your HEAR, within five working days of your award being conferred. If you have been given a choice of outcomes, this will be available five working days after you have confirmed your decision.

You will also receive a hard copy award certificate which will be provided at your Graduation ceremony. If you do not attend Graduation, the Graduation and Awards Team will contact you via your Essex email after the ceremonies have taken place to confirm where your certificate should be posted. If you do not confirm your address by the deadline stated by the Graduation and Awards Team when they contact you, your Certificate will be posted to your home address on MyEssex.

If after your reassessment, your Degree Classification improves, you will be issued with a new certificate which will be sent to you after the September Boards have taken place.

Please contact award-docs@essex.ac.uk if you require further assistance.

Academic transcript

Your academic transcript will be available electronically as part of your Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) within five working days. If you have been given a choice of outcomes, your HEAR will not updated until five five working days after your have confirmed your choice.

You can access your HEAR and securely share it with others via your GradIntelligence account. We no longer issue hard copies of students' transcripts as standard.

Please contact award-docs@essex.ac.uk should you require further assistance.

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

Reassessment fees

Reassessment in a module costs £50, this cost applies regardless of how much reassessment you will be undertaking in that module. Any reassessment offered as a ‘First Sit’ is free of charge, unless otherwise specified.

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 2022-23 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.

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 over the Summer, you will be sent this by Wednesday 27 July and will need to submit this by Wednesday 24 August, unless otherwise stated by your department. If you do not receive your coursework by Wednesday 27 July, please contact your department.
  • If you are resubmitting coursework reassessment without attendance in the 2022/23 academic year, your coursework will be undertaken across the year alongside the modules standard assessment.
  • Students trailing or reassessing in previously trailed coursework reassessment in the 2022-23 academic year will undertake all coursework reassessment in the Autumn Term with this due for submission by January 2023.
  • 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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