The university is changing the ways that courses across BU are assessed.
The new version of the Principles of Assessment Design policy makes some important changes to the way that assessment is structured at BU. Key changes include:
- The typical assessment load for a 20 credit unit will be reduced from 5000 words equivalence to 3000 words
- Dissertation and major project units will have a word count equivalence of 5000 words per 20 credits
- There will be a maximum of two formal elements of assessment for each 20 credit unit
- There will be no informal sub-elements of assessment
- Opportunities for formative assessment that will support your learning will be increased. Formative assessment helps you understand your progress, but doesn’t count towards final marks.
Preparations are now being made to ensure the revised versions of programmes can be delivered from September 2019. In line with the Student Agreement, students are being consulted on the changes for their specific programme of study.
The consultation is opening in phases until early 2019. You are asked to review the changes relevant to your programme for the levels of study you will be taking from September 2019 onwards, once the consultation for your course opens. You will be emailed to let you know when this happens.
If you have any questions relating to the consultation, please speak to your Programme Leader.