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Procedure for Requesting Late Assessment (Course-unit Degrees)

contacts: Paula Speller, Head of Examinations, Student and Registry Services
Katherine Majid, Examinations Manager,
Student and Registry Services

Procedure

1. Any request for late assessment of a course-unit will not be considered without a completed application form and the appropriate supporting documentation.

2. Late Assessment will not be allowed in any circumstances where prior planning could have made it unnecessary.

3. Late Assessment shall be in the same format as the missed examination (i.e. if the examination was by unseen written paper, the late assessment should also be by unseen written paper). Where this is not possible, an explanatory statement should be submitted with the application form.

4. Late Assessment on non-medical grounds is only permissible on the following grounds:

  • Bereavement of a close relative (during or immediately preceding the relevant examination) e.g. parent, partner, sibling, or grandparent;
  • Illness of dependents (nature of dependency and medical certification must be provided).

5. Straightforward late assessment applications can be approved at Faculty level. A log of cases should be kept for quality assurance purposes.

6. Applications for the following type of complex deferred assessment cases will be sent via the Examinations Section, to the Dean of Students (Academic), for approval:

  • All non-medical cases;
  • “Weak” medical certificates;
  • Medical cases with no certification, self-certification, retrospective certification and certification from any non-recognised practitioner;
  • Cases that could have been foreseen by the student and therefore planned for in advance;
  • All cases where the proposed method of assessment differs from the original assessment that was missed;
  • Any other case the Faculty Tutors would like to seek further advice on.

PLEASE REFER TO THE ACADEMIC REGULATIONS FOR STUDENTS.

GUIDELINES ON REQUESTING DEFERRAL OF AN ELEMENT ON POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Candidates on taught postgraduate programmes wishing to defer an examination element to the following academic year must submit an application form and supporting documentation (medical certification or a letter of support from the department) to the Examinations Section. Satisfactory grounds for deferral are:

  • Medical
  • Bereavement
  • Academic
  • Financial hardship

September 2012