You should seek impartial advice and support from the Students’ Union Advice Centre if you are unclear or require support on the information listed below.
7.1.1 This section applies to all our taught assessments.
7.2.1 If you attend an assessment under exam conditions, you declare that you are well enough to do so. In other words, you are telling us you are ‘fit to sit’ it. If you attend an assessment, we are unlikely to approve any claim for extenuating circumstances which you make later.
7.2.2 If you require any special or additional needs, you must notify your School Office and Student Services as soon as possible after you enrol. You may be asked to provide documentary evidence in support of your claim.
7.2.3 You must:
7.2.4 If you do not attend an exam or submit assessments by the deadline, and you do not have an approved claim for extenuating circumstances, we deem that you have failed the assessment or exam.
7.2.5 When you submit work to us, you will receive confirmation that we have received it. We expect you to keep a copy of this confirmation note as proof of final submission.
7.2.6 If you hand in work late but within five working days of the agreed deadline, we will mark your work. However, the maximum mark available will be the minimum pass mark for that piece of assessment. This does not apply to the submission of assessed work relating to tutor reassessment, referrals or deferrals.
7.2.7 We expect you to maintain a high standard of academic integrity throughout your studies and this includes promoting honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility. If we find that you have breached the University’s regulations on academic misconduct, then we will apply a penalty.
7.2.8 If you have an exam or assessment scheduled online, you must ensure you read the information and guidance provided by your School in order to comply with the correct conduct for the assessment. All online exams are subject to the same academic misconduct regulations as on Campus exams and allegations of academic misconduct in an online exam will be reported through the academic misconduct procedure.
7.3.1 You must:
7.3.2 You must not:
7.4.1 If you are disturbing other students, you will be warned by the invigilator. If you continue, you will be asked to leave the exam room. The invigilator will make a note of this and a report will be submitted to the Dean of your school for action.
7.4.2 If you are suspected of academic misconduct during an exam, we will advise you of this. We will make a note of this on your answer book, remove it and give you a replacement. For electronic exams, your work will be saved and the electronic exam restarted.
7.4.3 The invigilator will keep a record of this on the invigilator’s report sheet and a report will be submitted to the Academic Misconduct Officer.
7.4.4 If you are suspected of academic misconduct after an on Campus exam, a note will be made on the answer book or working book. The invigilator will keep a record of this on the invigilator’s report sheet and a report will be submitted to the Academic Misconduct Officer.
7.4.5 If you are suspected of academic misconduct after an online exam, a report will be made in accordance with the academic misconduct procedure.
7.5.1 If you use the services of a proof reader, please refer to the University’s Proof Reading Policy for full guidance and clarification on the boundaries between legitimate support and unacceptable intervention when using any proof-reading service.