3.3 Purpose of assessment

The purpose of assessment is to enable students to demonstrate that they have met the learning outcomes of their programme of study, and achieved the standard required for the award on which they are enrolled. A module is, essentially, the unit of assessment on taught programmes; and students are awarded academic credit for meeting the learning outcomes of a module, through the successful completion of the approved assessment tasks. 

Programme handbooks will describe how the assessment requirements for individual modules are aligned with the overall programme learning outcomes; and with the programme strategy for teaching and learning, including the requirements for professional accreditation, where relevant. Assessment strategies are designed in accordance with the principles set out in the University’s Assessment & Feedback Policy