Clearing 2021

Leaving the University with an alternative award

Choosing to leave the University with an alternative award means not undertaking any further reassessment. You would therefore no longer be able to meet the eligibility criteria to be awarded your full honours degree in your chosen course. If you choose not to undertake any reassessment you have been offered to achieve your full award, you will not be able to undertake this at a later time.

Please read through the relevant section related to which alternative award you have been offered:

Diploma of Higher Education

The Diploma of Higher Education is awarded to students in recognition of the credits you have achieved.

This is a level 5 qualification and is not at the same level as an honours degree which is a level 6 qualification.

Ordinary (non-honours) degree

An Ordinary degree is awarded to students in recognition of the credits you have achieved.

This is a level 6 qualification but is not an honours degree and so is unclassified.

Graduating on a non-accredited course

This means you have not met the accreditation requirements for your course, but are eligible to be awarded an honours degree in the non-accredited variant of your course. This is a full honours degree at level 6 and is classified.

Aegrotat degree

An aegrotat degree is not an honours degree and is unclassified.

This is a level 6 qualification and is awarded if extenuating circumstances mean that the degree cannot be classified.

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

Implications for Graduation

If you have been awarded an alternative exit award you may still attend a Graduation ceremony. As a consequence of public health actions to minimise the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we had to take the very painful decision to postpone our Summer 2020 and 2021 Graduation ceremonies. We are very pleased to confirm that, if restrictions are lifted asexpected, we plan to run ceremonies for those who would have been eligible to attend July 2021 Graduation between 28 March and 1 April 2022.

We will contact all eligible graduates with more information nearer the time about when their ceremony will be and how to book. Please ensure your external email address is up to date in your MyEssex so we can stay in touch. All updates will also be published on our graduation website. Please contact 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.

You will also receive a hard copy award certificate which will be posted to you. The Graduation and Awards team will contact you shortly via your Essex email to confirm your address before dispatch. If you do not confirm your address within six weeks, your Certificate will be posted to your home address on ESIS. Please contact should 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. 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 should you require further assistance.

Please note that, if you have been given a choice to undertake further reassessment and you are eligible for an award, your award will not automatically be sent to you and your HEAR will not update to include your new award and classification if you choose to undertake further reassessment.

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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