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Important Assessment and Degree Classification update

Many of you will be aware of "No detriment" campaigns being organised by students. Given the exceptional circumstances in which we find ourselves, the University has decided to introduce a ‘safety net’ policy whereby your recent attainment will be taken into account in determining your Semester B performance. You will have already undertaken many assessments and completed some modules that have measured your performance, both in Semester A and part way through Semester B.  We have decided to use this prior achievement as a benchmark against which to measure the remainder of your Semester B performance. To ensure that all of our students are treated fairly and equitably whilst retaining the integrity of the University of Hertfordshire award, it has been decided that:

  • • As long as you obtain a pass grade in your remaining modules due to be completed at the end of Semester B, the grades awarded will remain the same as, or higher than, the average you have achieved up to the end of Semester A of the same academic year. If you achieve a grade higher than this average, then your module grade will reflect this.
  • • Level 6 Bachelor’s and level 7 Integrated Master’s students: as long as you obtain a pass grade in your remaining modules due to be completed at the end of Semester B, your honours degree classification will be no lower than that calculated from your completed level 5 and 6 modules to date (or level 5, 6 and 7 modules in the case of Integrated Master’s students).

 

Please note that around 85% of the University’s undergraduate courses are subject to the requirements of a Professional, Statutory or Regulatory Body, and so the above policy may be subject to their approval or require modification. If this is the case, you will be communicated with separately by your School.

 

The University is guided by the following principles:

  • • All students are treated fairly and equitably, whilst retaining the integrity of the University of Hertfordshire award;
  • • Students performance will be based upon the evidence available to the Board;
  • • Students completing their studies should not graduate with a degree classification lower than their current predicted classification;
  • • The (revised) expectations of PSRBs should not be compromised.

 

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