Info on Assessment

Assessment is a vital part of University life, as it enables you to show off your knowledge and skills in a particular subject, and it enables us to see whether you have understood the key themes of the module.

The best advice we can give you about assessment is to be WELL PREPARED!

  • Good time management skills are essential and will give you a great insight into the world of work, where timetables and deadlines have to be constantly met and adhered to.
  • Don’t rely on your lecture notes for all of the information you’ll need for an assessment. It is really important that you do some independent research, for example, by reading through some of the additional textbooks suggested by your teaching team. It could mean the difference between an average grade and an excellent grade!
  • Be a proactive student. It is important to attend lectures, tutorials, etc, and it is equally important to be an active member of your classes by getting involved in discussions with your course team and fellow students and engaging with learning activities and in-class assessments.
How will you be assessed?

We’ve been working hard to ensure that your assessments are varied and stimulating. So, even though the more traditional methods of assessment such as exams and essays will still be in use, you could also be accessed through group projects, oral presentations, performances or online tests to name but a few – it all depends on the course you are studying.

Have a look at your Student Handbook (or Course Guide for some students) for more detailed information on all aspects of assessment on your course, including the methods and dates of assessment as well as which assessments will count towards your final grade. 

Your course team will also let you know the arrangements for handing in your work and how feedback will be given.

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