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Temporary Changes to Assessment Regulations

Temporary changes to assessment regulations to support our students’ success in their studies and assessments during COVID-19 pandemic  

The University and its partner institutions have strived to provide alternative teaching, assessment and support for students during the pandemic that is broadly equivalent to normal arrangements, so that all can continue to engage in learning and have opportunities to demonstrate achievement.  

Following wide ranging consultation with our academic and quality colleagues as well as reviewing Office for Students (OfS) and Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) guidelines, we have implemented a series of temporary variations to our assessment regulations to mitigate against any adverse effects of the pandemic on the academic performance of our students during this period of disruption.  You can find out more about the temporary variations in place for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years below.

Our aim has been ensuring a consistent and fair approach for all students that provides additional flexibility, while making sure course learning outcomes are achieved and we maintain academic standards so that employers and other external stakeholders can continue to have confidence in the integrity and value of University of Suffolk awards.   

Please note that if the course being studied is accredited by a Professional, Statutory or Regulatory Body (PSRB), it may not be possible to implement all the temporary changes to the assessment regulations. The Dean of School will notify students if any of the changes do not apply to a particular course because of PSRB requirements.   

We hope that these measures will support you to succeed in these difficult times. If you would like further information, advice or guidance, please contact the Academic Registrar’s Office via   

Professor Mohammad Dastbaz

Deputy Vice-Chancellor