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An update on online assessment

Monday, 20 April 2020
Schools and departments currently working through the details of the No Academic Disadvantage policy and the varying methods of online assessment.

We have been working through the various mitigations and regulatory changes required to ensure that no student is academically disadvantaged by the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, we want to preserve the integrity of a University of Nottingham degree.

Please be aware that the details of how this will apply to different courses and modules are still being worked out.

An update can be found below.

No academic disadvantage

The no academic disadvantage policy will apply to all assessments impacted by the coronavirus pandemic at all levels of taught study.

The summer assessment period will be moved online. Your final or end-of-year marks will not be negatively affected by your remaining assessment, provided you pass your end-of-year assessments.

If you are a final-year student graduating this year, and you pass your remaining modules, your degree classification will be awarded either on the basis of your work to date, or improved if you perform well in your final assessments. This also applies to taught postgraduate students on a one-year programme and students on an integrated masters degree.

If you are a student progressing to your next year of study in September, we have introduced special arrangements to ensure no academic disadvantage if you pass your remaining modules – both for your progression to your next year, and for your final classification. These will continue throughout your studies to ensure that your overall marks will not be negatively affected by online teaching and assessment.

Methods of assessment

How you are assessed at the end of the summer term will depend on your field of study. Please be aware that methods of assessment may vary from module to module.

We are still working through how our new exceptional regulations will impact the different forms of assessment, and need to ensure that the process is robust and will not disadvantage any student throughout the course of their degree.

Your school will be in contact with you soon to clarify your individual assessment requirements. We appreciate that waiting for confirmation is stressful and would like to thank you for the patience and understanding you have demonstrated.

Our coronavirus webpages contain useful resources, including study support, accommodation, access to online learning tools, and health and mental wellbeing advice.

If you have specific questions about online assessment, please contact your school or department.

Student Communications Officer

Communications and Marketing
University Park Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone:+44 (0)115 82 32353