English and Scottish Literature

General academic matters

Here you will find useful information on all aspects pertaining to academic matters.

Grade descriptors

Here you will find a full explanation of the qualities associated with the marks and grades used in assessing your work. All written work you submit is marked in relation to these grade descriptors.

Descriptors for Class Participation Assessment

Here you will find the criteria by which your participation in tutorials or seminars is assessed and on which your Tutorial Assessment or Class Participation mark will be based.

Third year abroad

Students on combined honours programmes with a modern language are required to spend some or all of their third year abroad.

Special circumstances

There may be times during your studies where special circumstances can affect your performance in assessments.

Students with disabilities

We welcome disabled students and are working to make all our courses accessible.


The following is the College's statement on plagiarism:


Feedback is communication to the student about how they are performing, how well they are doing at acquiring and mastering the knowledge and skills that teachers are trying to impart to them.