What should I do if I have an exam or time-specific assessment (e.g. in-class test) during the period of self-isolation?
The University is actively working to provide a range of alternative assessments instead of on-site examinations which will now no longer take place for the remainder of the current academic year up to and including August 2020. Alternative assessments will not require your attendance at the University. Your College will provide you with further communication in due course in respect of the nature and forms of these alternative assessments and students are asked to wait for further notification at the current time.
For all courses leading to professional registration in the School of Medicine, College of Human and Health Sciences and the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law (Legal Practice Course only), students are advised to await specific information from their Colleges.
You can still submit coursework online using the methods recommended for your modules. This will normally be through Turnitin (via Blackboard) but if you are unsure of how to submit please speak to your College/School. You must submit all coursework online and not via post.
If you will also miss key learning associated with a particular assessment due for submission in the self-isolation period, you can submit your extenuating circumstance form to the College/School for consideration. It has been exceptionally agreed to accept self-certificates for a period of up to 14 days for students required to undertake a period of self-isolation.
The College Special Circumstances Committee or appropriate Committee will determine an outcome in line with the University's Policy on Extenuating Circumstances Affecting Assessment. Please note that additional evidence may be requested by the University.
Self-Certificates will only be used where assessments are affected by periods of self-isolation. You must explain the reasons for self-isolation - details required are listed here:
Self-isolation based on travel: Where you have travelled from, the date of travel, the date of return to the UK and whether you have contacted a health organisation/sought medical advice regarding your self-isolation, the date of contact, the advice given, the start date of the period of self-isolation and the expected end date.
Self-isolation based on symptoms/medical grounds: Details of symptoms and when the period of self-isolation started.