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All assessments are intended to determine the skills, abilities, understanding and knowledge of each individual student undertaking the assessment. Students are expected to actively engage with the assessment activities provided on their programmes, and to act on feedback provided by their tutors, as articulated in the Brookes Assessment Compact. Students must ensure that they familiarise themselves with the assessment criteria and learning outcomes against which their work will be assessed, which must be given in programme and module handbooks.
A3.3.2 It is the responsibility of students to attend examinations and submit work for assessment as required. Students are required to observe all instructions given to them by examiners, invigilators and any member of the staff responsible for the assessment. If a student fails to attend examinations or at the right time to submit work for assessment without good cause, the examiners have authority to deem the student to have failed the assessments concerned.
A3.3.3 It is the student's responsibility to ensure that their work submitted for assessment is legible and, if necessary, to seek appropriate support and guidance. Where a disability or medical condition impedes the legibility of the work, it is the student's responsibility, in the first instance, to request an alternative assessment provision (see A3.4).
A3.3.4 It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all assessment deadlines are met or that approval for an extension has been granted in advance of the original deadline. Any assessment submitted after the deadline, or the approved extended deadline, will be deemed late and awarded zero marks. See A3.5 Mitigating Circumstances for details.
A3.3.5 Students must ensure they understand what constitutes academic misconduct (see A3.13 Cheating), and ensure they do not commit such offences in preparing for assessments. If a student is found to have cheated or attempted to gain an unfair advantage, the appropriate Disciplinary Officer or a Misconduct Committee, as the case may be, have authority to deem the student to have failed part or all of the assessments, or to require some other penalty.
A3.3.6 Any student who attends an examination or other part of an assessment process on behalf of or pretending to be another student, or who allows another person to attend any part of an assessment process on their behalf or pretending to be them, is committing, or colluding in, impersonation and may be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the University's Disciplinary Procedure.
These Regulations are enforced strictly to ensure that every student is able to perform to the best of their ability during an examination. Students arriving late, causing a disturbance or leaving early may disrupt the work of other students and so these regulations will be enforced without exception.
This section relates to summative in-class tests (that is an in-class test which counts for marks towards the module’s overall assessment). For other forms of assessments in ‘class time’ where the following regulations would be inappropriate the General Regulations will apply and any additional regulations and/or guidelines specific to the module.
The following regulations should be read in conjunction with the general assessment regulations contained in this section, and the course/module guidelines:
For further information about these regulations, please contact the Academic Registrar.
Academic Enhancement & Standards Committee, 27 June 2012
Academic Board, 18 July 2012
Academic Enhancement & Standards Committee, 18 September 2013 (revisions to A3.3.7)
Academic Board, 12 February 2014 (revisions to A3.3.8)Academic
Enhancement & Standards Committee, 27 January 2016 (points xxiii and xxiv
added to A3.3.7)