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Assessment regulations for the management of assessment relating the 2019/20 academic year during the Covid-19 pandemic FAQs

Policy information related to this page can be found in the Assessment Regulations for the Management of Assessment in Emergency Scenario(s) policy (pdf 254kb).

In order to ensure you were not disadvantaged by the situation caused by the pandemic, and as part of BU's response to Covid-19, the University introduced specific measures to support your progression and achievement in assessment relating to the 2019/20 academic year. These measures took effect from 15 March 2020, and in summary:

  • Late submission penalties were removed, in recognition of technological challenges that may have been beyond your control during the lock-down period;
  • If you failed an assessment taken after 15 March, you will be able to re-submit/re-sit that assessment uncapped as your second attempt;
  • The 'no detriment' approach means that assessment attempted after 15 March 2020 will only contribute to the overall level mark where this is advantageous to you;
  • The Exceptional Circumstances procedure was adapted to allow submission without evidence for health-related claims, in recognition of high demand on health-care services.

Section 1: no detriment

Section 2: assignments/assessments and units

Section 3: failure and reassessment

Section 4: appeals

Section 5: other questions