The University has issued guidance on this to all students. Like many other universities it is adopting a no detriment policy. This means that your academic year average will be no lower than the average that you had achieved by 22 March 2020. as long as you achieve at least 40% (the standard pass mark) in all future assessment
For clarity this means that completing the remainder of your assessment tasks can only have a positive impact on your year average mark. The University, and SUSU, will not let the unprecedented and very difficult circumstances bring down the average that students had achieved at the end of last term. You therefore will still need to do your assignments as normal as these will still contribute to your overall grade, and your learning experience.
All continuing (i.e. non-final year) Undergraduate or Masters students who take all of their required assessments in Semester 2 will be allowed to progress to their next year of study or to continue with their Masters dissertation/project work. If students are not able to take all of the required assessments, the University Special Considerations process will apply.
Undergraduate final year students should complete your dissertation/project. Some of these – for example, group projects – will need to be amended in light of the current situation, and your Department or School will be in contact with you about that. If you are not able to complete your dissertation/project, the University Special Considerations process will apply.
Masters students, where possible, you will not be asked to take module-level exams. Instead, the University will ask you to complete one assessment (or two smaller ones for Combined Honours students) that will be designed to allow you to reflect on and consolidate your learning across the semester (and in some cases across the year). This will be a compulsory formative assessment task, and will be made available to you online, with online submission of your work. If you are not able to take it, the University Special Considerations process will apply.
Remember, the SUSU Advice Centre is still available if you have any concerns about your studies, or you can bring these up with your Academic Reps
The arrangements outlined above do not apply to PGR students, PGCE students, nor students in the Schools of Heath Sciences and Medicine, where graduating students may soon be called on to support the fight against Covid-19. In all these cases, Schools will be in touch directly with students to explain arrangements for assessment.