Results guidance: B1

Find out more about a B1 results code

You have not yet passed all of your modules.

You must complete one or more referral assessments.


Please take a careful look at your transcript. View a key to the codes.

A three-letter code beginning with R next to one or more elements is a referral code, which means you must complete further assessment in that element for the corresponding module.

An element is coursework, examination, practice, in-class test or pass/fail assessment.

The other two letters indicate whether the referral is as a same (S) or next (N) attempt, and how the element will be reassessed.

Here are some examples:

RNC against coursework means that you have been referred in that coursework and must complete reassessment by coursework and this would be regarded as your next attempt.

RNC against examination means that you have been referred in the examination but must complete reassessment by coursework and this would be regarded as your next attempt.

RNE against examination means that you have been referred in the examination and will be required to complete coursework in lieu of examination as a timed assessment.


This is what you need to do:

1) Now – Referral tasks available to download

For elements with referral codes ending in A, C, P or T, download your referral tasks from the DLE. Your faculty or the Doctoral College will have emailed you information about how to access your referral task. For some modules, there may be more than one task according to the element the task is to cover, so please ensure that you complete the correct task(s). If you encounter any difficulties, you must contact your faculty office urgently. Your work must be submitted exactly in accordance with instructions on the website and we must receive all of your completed tasks by the formal deadline of 15:00 on Thursday 12 August 2021.

2) Monday 26 July 2021 – Referral examination timetable published

If you have any elements with a referral code ending in E, you will be required to take complete coursework in lieu of an examination as a timed assessment. Timed assessments will take place from Monday 16 August 2021 until Friday 20 August 2021 inclusive and the exam timetable will list the time and date of each.


Wednesday 4 August 2021 – Deadline to request to repeat modules instead

You can request to repeat all of the modules you have yet to pass over the next academic year instead of completing referrals in them. It is very important that you understand the full implications of doing this and any costs involved. If you are considering doing this, please contact your faculty office or the Doctoral College before the deadline.


Results of your referrals

Your referral results will be published on Tuesday 14 September 2021. You be able to view your referral results on the portal. You should receive a new transcript and will also be able to view your referral results on the portal. If you fail your referrals, you may be asked to repeat modules over the next academic year and would not then be expected to collect any award. 

For more information about referral and for more detail to accompany the brief points below, please read about your results, how to find them, and what they mean.


  • Foundation students may not be able to achieve the required aggregate for progression if referred as a 2nd attempt (when module marks are capped at 40%). You may approach the Admissions Tutor for your chosen degree and ask if they would be willing to consider you for progression, but there is no guarantee this will be agreed.

  • Graduation ceremony. If by completing your referral(s) you are eligible to graduate, you will receive an email when booking is due to open. Read about graduation ceremonies for further details. Subject to the lifting of restrictions, graduation is scheduled 20th – 25th September 2021.

  • Appeals. If you wish to appeal against the decision of the Award Assessment Board, you will need to do so 10 working days after publication. Appeal Deadlines.

  • Extenuating circumstances. If you have submitted valid extenuating circumstances during the year, these will have been considered by the Award Assessment Board.

  • Outstanding debts. If you have any outstanding debts with the University, you may be unable to receive your award or attend the graduation ceremony. Please contact Finance & Sustainability on 01752 588130 or email


If you have any further questions, please contact your faculty or the Doctoral College.