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Taught assessment regulations 2023/24

Regulations cover roles and responsibilities, conduct of assessment, marking of assessment, operation of Boards of Examiners assessment decisions, interpretation and significant disruption.

Downloadable PDF of the current regulations.

Previous years' regulations are published in the assessment archive.

Assessment regulations archive


Purpose, overview, scope and additional guidance.

Section A: roles and responsibilities

Regulations 1 - 10: Boards of Examiners, markers, External Examiners and avoiding conflict of interest

Section B: conduct of assessment

Regulations 11 - 30: Assessment principles; feedback; reasonable adjustments; conduct of exams; oral, peer and resit assessment; academic misconduct.

Section C: marking of assessment

Regulations 31 - 37: Moderation, anonymous marking and common marking schemes.

Section D: operation of Boards of Examiners

Regulations 38 - 49: Operation, quorum, special circumstances, progression and borderlines.

Section E: assessment decisions

Regulations 50 - 68: Undergraduate and postgraduate progression, degree award, postgraduate merit and distinction, credit from other universities.

Section F: interpretation and significant disruption

Regulations 69 - 71: Interpretation of regulations, significant disruption concessions, standards and where only partial results are available.


Olivia Hayes

Academic Policy Officer

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