the student transcript specifies any compensation, referral and resit requirements. The back page of the transcript has a glossary of abbreviation codes. See our academic regulations
for all degree programmes.
During term time: students can talk with their personal tutor, programme leader and faculty office for further information.
Students may also need to explore funding implications related to failing an exam with the faculty office or UPSU advice centre.
Examinations, referral/resits: the transcript specifies any resit or referral requirements. The back page of the transcript has an abbreviation glossary.
During term-time: personal tutors, module leaders, programme leaders and the faculty office can offer further information.
Students need to explore any funding implications with the faculty office or UPSU advice centre.
there are a number of ways to make exams more inclusive. This includes scheduling, choice of exam method, length of exam, weighting of the exam, the structure of exam questions, enabling all students to type exams, exam practice and more (see Inclusive Assessment
web pages for further resources)
Examinations, in-class tests:
students sitting in-class tests
are eligible for modified assessment provision as specified in their Student Support Document. Students and module leaders need to discuss the modified assessment requirements. For further information contact the faculty office or the examinations office by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Examination papers, preparation and review: it is an essential part of maintaining academic standards that all examination papers are prepared, reviewed and revised confidentially. Questions and answers must not be disclosed to students before the examination, unless there are specific alternative arrangements outlined in the module handbook e.g. 'seen paper' examinations.
Support classes and revision sessions may address the principles and topic areas that are likely to be assessed and encourage students to explore the ways in which examination questions may be addressed. Use of examination questions from previous years in revision and other teaching sessions is entirely appropriate.
Experiential Learning CETL (EL CETL): arose from a strong tradition at Plymouth of hands-on learning in the environmental and natural sciences, typified by fieldwork, laboratory work and work-based learning. The EL CETL enhanced the quality and quantity of students’ learning in these environments..
Extenuating circumstances: to be considered valid, extenuating circumstances must meet the definition that they:
- have a significant impact on the student's ability to attend or complete assessment(s), and
- are exceptional, and
- are outside their control, and
- occurred during or shortly before the assessment in question.
External Speakers and Events Policy
An External Speakers and Events Policy has been developed for visiting speakers to the University. Anyone organising an event which involves an external speaker should make sure they are familiar with, and follow the new procedure set out in, the policy. The majority of requests will be straightforward, but all external speakers must be given a copy of the Guidance for External Speakers document. A proforma has been developed which must be completed when organising external speakers.
The External Speakers and Event Policy, Guidance for External Speakers document, and External Speakers Referral Proforma are all available in the External speakers and events policy section at the bottom of the What's on