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Student Update: Assessments, Extensions & Classification Calculator




You should by now be aware that we have granted a two-week extension without any penalty for all assessment types (including dissertations). This includes both first attempt and resit assessments until the start of the next academic year (September 2020). 

The two week extension is already reflected in the deadline date shown on Canvas.  If you normally get a student support and wellbeing extension this will still apply in addition to the two weeks.

Students who need additional time due to extenuating circumstances (whether caused by the pandemic or not), can request a further week extension on top of the extended deadline shown on Canvas for all assessments.  You should request the further extension using the task in e:vision. Documentary supporting evidence is not required.

If you are not going to be able to complete the assessment even with the extension, you can defer the assessment until July without any penalty being imposed. To do this you will need to submit an extenuation circumstances claim through e:Vision.

Please take time to read the University’s dedicated web page FAQs about assignment deadlines and dissertations.   

If you are unsure about any aspect of your assessment deadlines you should log a call through e:Vision or speak to your tutor for clarification and advice.

Calculating Classifications

An award calculator that provides a prediction of your final classification using the new criteria is available now on e:Vision. The calculator uses your results to date and is available for the significant majority of courses. A further update will be released over the coming weeks for those professional accredited courses where the new criteria may not apply because it does not meet the requirements of the professional regulator.

Borderline criteria for upgrading a student’s classification remain unchanged. For example, students graduating from Bachelors’ degrees will be awarded First Class Honours if the average of their 120 best credits is 70 or more, but to be considered for a borderline upgrade you would be required to have an average of 67% or more with 60 credits at level 6 worth of marks to be at 70 or above. If you have specific queries about this you can contact your faculty student services team

Online Assessments

We appreciate that some students are apprehensive about completing assessments online because they have not done so before.  Therefore, we are putting together guidance about how to access and use the system and there will be an opportunity to try using it before you do your assessments for real. We will also be offering a programme of support, including online tutorials and revision sessions to help guide you.  These will be made available through your Canvas topics so please keep an eye out for these.

Contact details

Please could you make sure that your current contact details are up-to-date on e:Vision so that University staff can continue to make contact with you, especially if you have recently moved address or changed your phone number or email.

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You will find our dedicated web page here:  along with Frequently Asked Questions on a range of topics which are regularly updated.

Wishing you all the best in your forthcoming assessments.


Professor Julia Clarke
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience)


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