Information for students on a course that leads to a Sheffield Hallam University qualification.
UCEN Manchester and Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) has provided an assessment and exam update for all students studying on courses for which SHU is the validating partner in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Working together, the priority of both institutions is to ensure that learning, assessments, and results are not adversely affected as a result of COVID-19. The measures we have put in place to support you are outlined below.
We have made extension requests more flexible in response to issues and concerns that many of you have raised.
The criteria for extensions have been extended to include any situation related to COVID-19. These extension requests will not require evidence.
You can also contact your teaching team or personal tutor for support if you have specific concerns about completing assessments.
Every department has reviewed their arrangements for coursework assessment and made adjustments where needed. Where assessment arrangements have changed, or deadlines are extended, you will be contacted about these. Otherwise you should continue to work to existing deadlines.
It is our intention that you receive feedback as normal within UCEN Manchester’s planned timescales.
However, it is possible that some feedback may be subject to a delay. Your Department will keep you informed if this is the case.
Examinations will be delivered online unless you are informed otherwise. In practice this means that:
No student will be disadvantaged as a result of the action the University has had to take in response to COVID-19
If you are dissatisfied with your assessment outcome, you will be able to retake the assessment or examination without detriment to your academic profile. Your mark will not be capped and your highest mark will stand.
All Level 4 students will be able to progress automatically onto the next level of study.
We are doing this because you are at the beginning of your academic journey, and there is still time for us to ensure that you have covered the required academic content for your course, met learning outcomes and developed important skills.
We encourage you to make the most of this time to engage with any remaining course work and recap key topics for your course, even though they will not be formally assessed.
In making these decisions we have taken several things into account.
Should you have any questions or concerns please contact your Programme Leader.