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
1) What is the ‘no detriment’ approach?
2) How does the ‘no detriment’ approach work?
3) Does the ‘no detriment’ approach apply to me?
4) I started my programme in January/February 2020; does the ‘no detriment’ approach apply to me?
5) What period does the ‘no detriment’ approach cover?
6) What are Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)?
Section 2: assignments/assessments and units
7) What if I have been unable to complete all my unit assessments?
8) What does ‘Pass’ credit mean?
9) How will my final classification be calculated?
10) What if I don’t want ‘Pass’ credit?
11) I am currently repeating units – how will this affect me?
12) How does ‘no detriment’ apply to my dissertation or Final Year Project?
13) What if my performance in my dissertation or final year project has been impacted by the current situation?
14) What do I need to do to progress to the next stage of my programme?
15) updated 13/07/2020: What will be shown on my transcript?
Section 3: failure and reassessment
16) What happens if I have failed a unit?
17) When will reassessments take place?
Section 4: appeals
18) Can I appeal my results?
Section 5: other questions
19) I am a BU student at a partner provider. How does this affect me?
20) When will reassessments take place?