The university has a comprehensive policy governing the administration of assessment. This policy is underpinned by university statute 12: Assessment and Admission to Degrees, and should be interpreted with reference to this document.
In addition, the university has policies on examinations, academic misconduct, extensions, students experiencing academic disadvantage and special consideration that intersect with this policy.
Assessment policy is designed to ensure that students are treated in an equitable and fair manner in relation to assessment, and to provide staff with the framework to do so.
Where to go for advice
Students with a concern or a problem with regard to assistance should seek initial advice as follows –
|Issue regarding the nature of an assessment task and the marking of a task||Tutor, lecturer or subject coordinator listed in the handbook|
|Issue regarding the administration of assessment and assignments||Subject coordinator listed in the handbook|
|Issue regarding circumstances affecting a student’s performance||Stop 1|
|Issue to do with failing assessment tasks and course progress||Stop 1|
|Concerns about fairness and the application of policy||Stop 1|
The University has the following policies to manage assessment: