Brace yourself! The wait for undergrads to receive your final results is nearly over. Ahead of their release, our Advice Centre has put together everything you need to know about receiving your results, understanding your progression decision, and what to do if something has gone wrong.
For undergraduate students, the wait to receive your final results is nearly over. Ahead of their release, our Advice Centre has put together everything you need to know about receiving your results, understanding your progression decision, and what to do if something has gone wrong.
Results will be released on Campus Connect on Wednesday 5 July 2023 at 10am.
When you log in to Campus Connect, go to the “My Studies” tab, then to the “Progression” section to view your progression decision. To get the full breakdown of your marks, and your classification if you are a final year student, head to the “Study Information” tab, then select “Statement of results”.
In the “Progression” section, you will see what is called a progression decision. This will let you know if you have passed the year or not, and what options for retaking assessments you have been offered if you have not been able to progress to the next year of your study, or been awarded your degree if you are a final year student. There will also be a deadline in this section for submitting your progression decision. It is very important that you read this carefully, and provide any requested information by the deadline.
As you might already be aware, the University and College Union (UCU) called for Action Short of Strike from 20 April 2023, which included a marking and assessment boycott (MAB).
As a response, the University has issued some emergency regulations to address the issue of graduating and progression being impacted. You can find more information about the marking and assessment boycott and the University's response in our blog.
Usually, retakes that are offered for failed assessments are capped at a minimum pass. However, you can be offered uncapped resits through Extenuating Circumstances applications, or for another reason. If this is the case, on your statement of results you will see one of the following codes next to your mark:
In most cases, you will be given the opportunity to retake in the summer vacation assessment period, which takes place from 21 August - 1 September 2023. If you have failed a significant number of credits, you will have to wait to complete resits in the next academic year.
If you are offered the option to repeat any failed modules, this will mean attending teaching and completing assessments again in the next academic year.
There are costs associated with retaking assessments and repeating teaching (with the exception of first sits) - you can find out more about these on our website.
If you need help understanding your progression decision, or think there has been an error when calculating or recording your results, please contact your School helpdesk in the first instance. Our advisors can also advise with general questions, however, please note we are not best placed to answer complex questions about your results or modules - these should be directed to your School.
If you applied for Extenuating Circumstances, then you will receive the outcome of your application along with your final results by email so make sure you keep an eye on your University email account. Any mitigations awarded because of your Extenuating Circumstances application will have been considered by the Exam Board when they made your progression decision.
If you believe that your application was incorrectly not accepted, you can use the appeal process to challenge the outcome, citing the second grounds listed below, which mentions ‘procedural irregularities.’
You can appeal decisions made by the board of examiners, including progression decisions, within 15 working days of receiving your final results. This means the deadline for appealing final undergraduate results will be 26 July 2023 and appeals submitted after this date will be rejected.
You can only appeal on specific grounds, and you cannot appeal against the academic judgment of the examiners (e.g. asking for work to be re-marked because you think you did better than the result you have been given will not be accepted as grounds for appeal). The outcome of an Extenuating Circumstances application is also considered academic judgment, so cannot be appealed.
The grounds for appeal that will be considered are:
You must have evidence for the grounds that you are appealing on (e.g. evidence for why you could not disclose Extenuating Circumstances before the usual deadline). You can find the appeals form on the Student Intranet, and guidance on applying on our website.
Once submitted, your appeal will be acknowledged immediately and a time-scale response would be given. Usually, it takes two months for the process to come to completion but may be longer during busy periods.
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