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Assessment Handbook

The Assessment Handbook presents the University's assessment policies and procedures topic-by-topic, following the broad sequence of the assessment process. It brings together policies and procedures previously contained in the: Code of Practice on the Assessment of Taught Programmes; University-wide Framework for Classification and Progression for First Degrees; Marking Criteria and Classification Framework for Taught Postgraduate Programmes; Examination and Assessment Procedures Handbook, and a sub-set of the Governing Regulations. These documents have now been discontinued. It should be noted that the Code of Practice on External Examining remains as a separate document.

Please note that the introduction of the Assessment Handbook constitutes a restructuring and consolidation of policies, which remain unchanged in substance except for a few places where anomalies were identified or a policy needed to be updated in the light of changing context. None of the minor changes is to the detriment of students. A brief summary of the changes is available here Summary for UBTL Assessment Handbook

The Assessment Handbook was approved by the University Board for Teaching and Learning on 31 October 2017 and takes effect immediately.

Section 1: Ordinance and Governing Principles

Section 2: Key Dates 

Section 3: Delegations within Schools and Examination Representatives

Section 4: Nomination and Appointment of Internal and External Examiners

Section 5: Assessment Regimes

Section 6: Conduct of Assessment: Examinations and Coursework (including Annex 1: Examination question papers and Annex 2: Online submission protocols)

Section 7: Examination and Assessment Arrangements for Students with Specific needs

Section 8: Exceptional Circumstances Policy

Section 9: Academic Integrity and Academic Misconduct

Section 10: Marking (including Annex 1: University marking criteria for Level 4-6 and Annex 2: University marking criteria framework at Level 7)

Section 11: Verification and Submission of Marks

Section 12: Providing Feedback to Students on their Performance

Section 13: Moderation with annexes

Section 14: Retention of Exam Scripts, Coursework and In-Class Tests

Section 15: Progression

Section 16: Awards

Section 17: Awards: Bachelor's (including Annex 1: Programmes for which exceptional arrangements have been approved by Senate)

Section 18: Awards: Integrated Masters

Section 19: Awards: Postgraduate Master's, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate

Section 20: Awards: Certificate of Higher Education

Section 21: Awards: Diploma of Higher Education

Section 22: Awards: Foundation Degrees

Section 23: Awards: Ordinary Bachelor's Degree

Section 24: Awards: Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate

Section 25: Awards: Professional Graduate Certificate in Education [Please refer to the programme specifications for the PGCE Primary, PGCE Secondary and PGCE School Direct Primary]

Section 26: Examiners' Meetings  

Section 27: Recording, Documentation and Publication of Assessment Decisions

Section 28: Re-assessment (These provisions apply to the Finalists cohorts in 2021/22 and onwards)

Section 29: Appeals for the Review of Results and for the Review of Marks

Section 30: Visiting Students

Section 31: Quality Management and Enhancement


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