Lobby the uni to adopt a 'no detriment' policy for marks this semester

Anonymous submitted on

Wednesday 25th March 2020


Exeter uni have recognised that students are going to be under a huge amount of stress this sememester and are unlikely to perform to their true potential given all the disruption. As such they have taken the step to reassure students that as long as they pass all their modules, their final grade for their course will not be lower than what they would get if this semester is set aside. If another Russell group uni can put this policy in place, why can't UoS do the same?


Here, you can view the complete set of official responses from the sabbatical officers regarding this submission.

Students' Union replied on

Friday 27th Mar 2020 1:24pm

Hi There,

I also want to reassure you that SUSU has been and is continuing to be in constant contact with the University about the ongoing Coronavirus situation and we are working in partnership on key issues such as exams and assessment, halls and accommodation, finances and many other queries students are raising.

Exams clarification

Exams and assessment is something we have been working on for a while as I am sure you can appreciate there are lot of intricacies and complex details to take into consideration and work around with all of the different degree programmes there are!

However, you should have had an email today with full explanation and clarification of the new arrangements, which includes a no detriment policy. If not, you can find a copy of this in Emily Harrison's Facebook post announcement here:



Kind regards,

Jo Lisney, VP Education&Democracy 2019-20, (vpeddem@soton.ac.uk)


  • Forwarded to Vice President Education and Democracy

    Friday 27th Mar 2020 1:21pm


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