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University policy on Assessments in response to COVID 19

Students should always check the Student Portal article for the exact information relating to their level and type of study. The information below is a guide to help you and if you have any questions please raise a ticket through the Student Portal or contact su.advice@northumbria.ac.uk. 

Final year student (UG & Integrated-Masters)

Your overall classification will be used from from Semester One modules (from when you enrolled in September to the assessment period in January) and the marks from your dissertation/project.  You must pass your dissertation/project to be eligible for this. 

By 15th March if you have an overall average mark of 40% (50% for Integrated Masters) on the modules you have fully completed and passed (this will be normally at least 2 modules / 40 credits) and submit your dissertation / major final year project, any further module assessments that you complete (from semester 1 or 2) may help you raise your final year average

You should receive an email over the next couple of weeks from the University confirming the Semester 1 marks on record for you. By 20 April, the University will confirm the average you have achieved on the basis of your completed Semester 1 modules.

No detriment policy

As mentioned above the University plans to use marks from Semester One and the marks from your dissertation/project to determine your overall classification.

The University are still advising students to complete all assessment for the academic year (2019-20) and marks from Semester Two can only help your average improve and will not reduce the average. 

Your final classification will be awarded in line with the University's Assessment Regulations. 

Non final year

If you have completed and passed at least half this year's modules (typically 60 credits) and achieved an average of 40% marks by 15th March you should be able to progress onto the next academic year (2020-21). 

You should receive an email over the next couple of from the University confirming the Semester 1 marks on record for you. By 20 April, the University will confirm the average you have achieved on the basis of your completed Semester 1 modules.

No detriment policy

As mentioned above the University plans to use marks from Semester One to determine if you are able to progress into the next Academic year (2020-21). 

They are still advising students to complete all assessment for the academic year (2019-20). Marks from Semester Two after the 15th March will only be used if this result in a better level average.  It cannot hurt your average. 

Students who have not completed the sufficient number of credits or whose average is below 40% will need to complete semester two assessments. 

Professional or Statutory Body (PSRB) programmes, part-time, distance learning or Degree Apprenticeship and/or your undergraduate programme did not start in September 2019

The University will be in touch with you separately to discuss the specific application of the policy to your programme. 

We hope you have found this statement helpful and if you have any further questions, please email us at su.advice@northumbria.ac.uk

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