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No Detriment Policy for Swansea University Assessments

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We are calling for Swansea University to follow in the footsteps of other top UK universities, such as Exeter and Southampton, and implement a no-detriment policy for end of year exams and assessments. This past term of our university education has been heavily impacted by COVID-19, meaning that we have had severely limited access to teaching and resources.  

This petition is asking Swansea University to take into account these extraordinary and unprecedented conditions, with the introduction of a no-detriment policy. Many students will be struggling to study in an environment that will not allow them to demonstrate their full potential, as well as being negatively impacted by mental or physical illness during this terrifying time.

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:

https://thetab.com/uk/exeter/2020/03/25/exeter-uni-implements-no-detriment-policy-for-summer-assessments-47331

https://thetab.com/uk/edinburgh/2020/03/26/breaking-no-remaining-exams-assessments-can-negatively-impact-your-course-grades-for-this-semester-65113

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