During periods of widespread and significant disruption, the University seeks to ensure that students are not academically disadvantaged at module and programme levels due to the potential impacts of such disruption. It is recognised that due to the ongoing industrial action, some students may only have partial marks for module components rather than a whole module mark.
To mitigate these circumstances, University Senate guidance is in place, designed to support Boards of Examiners in progression and award decisions under such circumstances. This framework is in place to ensure that appropriate outcomes and decisions are made for our students, whilst upholding academic standards. Boards of Examiners have the discretion to exercise academic judgment and to reach decisions that they consider best reflect students’ academic performance. This includes the option for Boards to return a decision of provisional award, where there has not been sufficient information available to return a final degree classification decision.
Where a provisional award decision has been returned by the Board, you will be eligible to attend your summer graduation ceremony and receive your provisional award certificate.
If you are given a provisional award/certificate, your degree certificate (which is the official permanent certificate) will be issued once the industrial action is over and we have had the opportunity to ratify your marks* and confirm your final degree classification. Your provisional award will be an indication of the minimal award you can expect to receive. You may be awarded a higher classification, but your final classification will never be lower than the provisional award.
*Please note: unapproved marks will not appear on Pegasus until after all of the Exam Boards have taken place, which is likely to be toward the end of June.