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Reassessment without Attendance status arises when students without sufficient credit to progress on course will, at a progression point, be classified as a Reassessment without Attendance student by the relevant UAB and MAB where the outstanding credit is deferred assessment assessment (usually due to valid Extenuating Circumstances) or reassessment. 

Part-time status arises when students without sufficient credit to progress on course will, at a progression point, be classified as a  Part-time student by the relevant  where the outstanding credit has been offered as a retake module or a combination of this and deferred assessment or reassessment.

 

Your Statement of Results shows the recommendations from the board in relation to your modules.

Reassessment without Attendance

If it notes that you will undertake a deferred assessment or reassessment as a Reassessment without Attendance this means you have insufficient credit to progress to the next level of your course.  This is usually because you have a number of outstanding reassessments due to failure or ourstanding submissions in modules that take you above the permitted credit limits.

Formal study is suspended for up to twelve months and you will be expected to undertake reassessment in the failed modules. Students will continue to have access to Support Services, including library, IT and academic skills support. An Assessment Contract will be completed for those that have over 40 credits to complete or if they are on old regualtion with 2nd reassessment to complete.

This contract is to agree requirements for attendance at taught sessions and tutorials and any actions you are required to take. Once results have been confirmed by the University Assessment Board and released to you, you will be contacted by your course team to make an appointment to discuss and agree your Assessment Contract.

Part-time Retake Status.

If status becomes  Part-time Retake status this means you have insufficient credit to progress to the next level of your course. This is usually because you have not achieved enough credit to be permitted to progress and that you have been offered an opportunity to retake modules, following  confirmed fails.

Progression on formal study is suspended for up to twelve months and you will be expected to re-attend the retake modules on a part-time basis when they have been timetabled.

There may be implications regarding eligibility for funding and for any accommodation contracts, you may enter into. You are normally entitled to funding for the standard length of your course plus one extra year. Student Finance England often refer to this as a gift year. The gift year can be used to fund a repeat year or part year of study. If eligible, during the period of study you continue to be eligible for all the SFE loans and grants.

If you do not have enough funding entitlement to cover the duration of your course because of repeat years you will usually be required to self-fund your tuition fees.

If you are repeating study due to Compelling Personal Reasons (CPR) which have affected your study, for example, illness or bereavement. Student Finance England may, award an extra year of funding to you.  To be considered for this extra year, you will need to provide Student Finance England with evidence of the circumstances that caused you to repeat and ask them to consider this.  Any decision about awarding additional years of funding is at the discretion of Student Finance England.

 If you are funded by a different organisation or have any questions regarding the funding implications, please seek advice from your funding organisation or the University Student Money Advisers by emailing moneyadvice@cumbria.ac.uk

 

If you have modules in reassessment alongside retake modules, unless specified by an assessment contract you may not be expected to attend taught sessions for reassessment. You will continue to have access to Support Services, including library, IT and academic skills support. If appropriate an Assessment Contract will be completed,for those that have over 40 credits to complete, to agree if there are requirements for attendance at taught sessions and tutorials and any actions you are required to take.

Once results have been confirmed by the University Assessment Board and released to you, you will be contacted by your course team to make an appointment to discuss and agree your Assessment Contract and the scheduling of your retake modules.

The Academic Regulations state how much outstanding credit (due to failure in or retake modules) can be carried by a student from one level of study to the next. Further information on this can also be found in our Progression and Reassessment section.

 

FAQs

  • How much outstanding credit would result in me becoming Reassessment without Attendance status student or Part time student?

    For Old regulations:

    If you are a Year 0 (Level 3) student you must successfully complete 100 credits at level 3 before progressing to level 4. Therefore, if you are a level 3 student at progression point with any outstanding reassessment you will be classified as a Reassessment without Attendance status student.

    If you are a Year 1 (Level 4) student who has reassessment in over 40 credits (e.g. 3 x 20 credit modules) you will not be allowed to commence study in year 2 (level 5) until you have submitted the reassessment and passed the modules and will, therefore, be classified as a ‘Reassessment without Attendance’ status student.

    If you are a Year 2 (Level 5) students who has reassessment in over 40 credits (e.g. 3 x 20 credit modules) you will not be allowed to commence study in year 3 (level 6) until you have submitted the reassessment and passed the modules and will, therefore, be classified as a ‘Reassessment without Attendance’ status student.

    For New regulations you will be Reassessment without attendance if:

    If you are a Year 0 (Level 3) student you must successfully complete 100 credits at level 3 before progressing to level 4. Therefore, if you are a level 3 student at progression point with any outstanding reassessment you will be classified as a Reassessment without Attendance status student.

    If you are a Year 1 (Level 4) student who has reassessment in over 20 credits, you will not be allowed to commence study in year 2 (level 5) until you have submitted the reassessment and passed the modules and will, therefore, be classified as a ‘Reassessment without Attendance’ status student.

    If you are a Year 1 (Level 5) student who has reassessment in over 20 credits, you will not be allowed to commence study in year 3 (level 6) until you have submitted the reassessment and passed the modules and will, therefore, be classified as a ‘Reassessment without Attendance’ status student.

    For New regulations you will be in part time status if :

    If you are a level 3 student at progression point that; has not successfully completed 100 credits, have any modules in confirmed fail for the first time that you have been offered an opportunity to retake the module, you will be classified as a part time student while you re attend for the outstanding modules.

    If you are a level 4 student at progression point that; has not successfully completed 100 credits, have any modules in confirmed fail for the first time that you have been offered an opportunity to retake the module, you will be classified as a part time student while you re attend for the outstanding modules.

    If you are a level 5 student at progression point that; has not successfully completed 100 credits, have any modules in confirmed fail for the first time that you have been offered an opportunity to retake the module, you will be classified as a part time student while you re attend for the outstanding modules.

    For students attending for part-time study of retake modules there will be a fee. This will have implications for any eligibility for funding and implications for any accommodation contracts you may enter into. Please seek advice from the Money Advisors

     

  • How will I be notified that I am a Reassessment without Attendance or Part-time status student?

    You will be notified by  email once your results have been confirmed by the University Assessment Board.  You will also be emailed a transcript of results and the information will be available in the Student Portal (ICON).

  • How long will I be a Reassessment without Attendance or Part-time status student?

    If you become a Reassessment without Attendance or Part-time status student it is expected your formal study will be suspended for up to 12 months.

    During this time you will continue to have access to library, IT facilities and academic skills support and you may be expected to attend some classes and tutorials during this period.

    If you are retaking modules and attending there will be a fee. This will be confirmed by the Fees and Billing team on re-registration.

    This will have implications for any eligibility for funding and implications for any accommodation contracts you may enter into. Please seek advice from the Money Advisors

  • What contact will I have with the university while I am Reassessment without attendance or Part-time status student?

    For Reassessment without attendance status where you are undertaking deferred assessment or reassessment, you will still have access to library and IT facilities and the Academic Skills Service and you are strongly advised to maintain contact with your personal tutor and relevant module tutors during this period.

     

    For students attending for Part-time study for the retaking of modules you will be expected to attend timetabled sessions, as outlined by the course team. There will be a fee for retake modules. This will have implications for any eligibility for funding and implications for any accommodation contracts you may enter into. Please seek advice from the Money Advisors.

  • What if I have an examination as part of my outstanding reassessment?

    Your programme/course team will contact you, following the formal release of results, to complete an Assessment Contract.

    This contract will outline any requirements for attendance at taught sessions or tutorials and any action that you need to take, e.g. seeking support and guidance from. The contract may also outline a reassessment strategy of staggered submission deadlines to give you a realistic workload of reassessment and clear targets to work towards.

  • How will I know when I can return to my studies?

    You will be contacted by a representative from Student and Academic Administration Service (SAAS) approximately 8 weeks prior to your expected return date.

    Students on some professional programmes will not be allowed to return to their course if they are not DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service, formerly the CRB) and medically cleared (you may also need to undertake any other clearances which are required at that point in time prior to returning to your course and may need to pay to undertake these). If you are in this situation you may need to take a further period of time out from your course subject to clearance requirements.

  • What are the financial implications of me becoming a Reassessment without Attendance or Part-time status student?

    For Reassessment without attendance students :

    As you are completing assessments that you are required to resit or resubmit, a piece of assessment that you have already attended the taught sessions or learning for, you will not be charged tuition fees and you will not normally be given any loans and grants/bursaries.

    As you are still classed as a student and have not withdrawn from the course you cannot normally claim benefits and will be expected to find full or part time employment where possible. If you are unable to find employment, Student Finance England has the discretion to continue to give you living costs support and a DSA (Disabled Student’s Allowance) if applicable. 

    You will need to contact Student Finance England with details of why you need access to the support, e.g. because you have no access to benefits or work.  Student Finance England will send you a ‘Financial Hardship Confirmation’ form to complete and return along with requested evidence such as bank statements.  Every application is looked at on an individual basis.

    A Student Money Adviser can provide additional support with this.

    For Part-Time status for students attending for retake of modules :

    As you are completing the modules in full again, you are expected to attend and undertake the study in full, more information can be accessed here. You will be charged tuition fees for the modules you retake. There may be implications for eligibility for funding and for any accommodation contracts you may enter into. Please seek advice from the Money Advisors

  • As a Reassessment without Attendance or Part-time status student am I still entitled to Council Tax exemption?

    You continue to be eligible for Council Tax exemption as long as you remain enrolled on a full time course and intend to return to your studies.

  • What if I need help with funding issues?

    As the classification of Reassessment without Attendance or part-time status student is sometimes confusing to funding organisations and the benefits office, the Student Money Advisers can guide you through the process and speak to these organisations on your behalf.  Contact the Money Advice Service here.

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