No Detriment Policy for KCL university assessments

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We are calling for King’s College London to follow in the footsteps of other top UK universities, such as Exeter, Edinburgh and Warwick by implementing a no-detriment policy for end of year exams and assessments. This past year of our university education has been heavily impacted by strikes and now COVID-19, meaning that we have had severely limited access to teaching and resources.  

This petition is asking King’s College London to take into account these extraordinary and unprecedented conditions, with the introduction of a no-detriment policy. Many students will be struggling to study due to lack of appropriate working environments and resources, as well as being negatively impacted by mental or physical illness during this terrifying time. This no-detriment policy is necessary to ensure an equitable chance at achievement for all students.

This no-detriment policy would mean that students would still have to participate in end of year assessments, but without the fear that this will negatively impact the grades we have worked so hard towards during our time at university. This would mean that as long as students obtain the pass mark of 40 in further assessments, their average will remain the same as, or higher than, the average already attained. If students achieve higher than their current average in further assessments, then they can still raise their final mark.

Here are the articles explaining this policy in more detail from Exeter University and Edinburgh University:

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