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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

If your Statement of Results shows your status as Reassessment without Attendance this means you have insufficient credit to progress to the next level of your course and is usually because you have outstanding reassessments due to failure in modules. 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 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.

Outstanding credit is usually because a student has outstanding reassessments due to failure in modules. The Academic Regulations state how much outstanding credit 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.

Awards are defined in terms of the number of credits that must be attained to achieve the award. Within a programme each module has a specific amount of credit attached (unless it is a qualificatory module) this is referred to as module credit. You can see the amount of credit attached to your modules in ICON by going to the ‘My Modules’ section and looking in the ‘Level/Credits’ column. An Honours Degree (e.g. B.A., B.Sc.) has a credit requirement of 360 credits for award.

FAQs

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

    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.

  • How will I be notified that I am a Reassessment without Attendance 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 status student?

    If you become a Reassessment without Attendance 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.

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

    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.

  • 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 status student?

    As you are completing assessments that you are required to resit or resubmit, a piece of assessment, 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, your funding organisation has the discretion to continue to give you living costs support and a DSA (Disabled Student’s Allowance) if applicable.

    You will need to write to your funding organisation explaining why you need access to the support, e.g. because you have no access to benefits or through work.

    A Student Development Adviser can provide a supporting letter.

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

    As a Reassessment without Attendance status student you are no longer eligible for Council Tax exemption as you may have the opportunity to work.

    If your funding organisation provides you with loans, grants or bursaries, then you will need to pay Council Tax.

    If you do not receive funding and you apply for benefits, then you could be eligible for Council Tax Benefit.

  • What if I need help with funding issues?

    As the classification of Reassessment without Attendance status student is sometimes confusing to funding organisations and the benefits office, the Student Development Advisers can guide you through the process and speak to these organisations on your behalf.

    Staff within Student Services have produced a guide to the financial impact of being a Reassessment without Attendance status student, please contact the Money Advice Service for further information.