‘No Detriment’ Policy for Oxford Brookes University Assessments

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We are calling for Oxford Brookes University to follow in the footsteps of other UK universities, such as Exeter and Edinburgh, and implement a no-detriment policy for end of year assessments and coursework.

This petition is asking Oxford Brookes 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 anxious time.

This no-detriment policy would mean that students would still have to participate in end of year assessments and coursework, 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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