'Safety Net' Assessment policy to be implemented at the University of Cambridge

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Dilys White
Apr 1, 2020
Because my uni aren’t so I’m helping others unis in the hope that my uni will see Justin how many unis are implementing the policy they will have to implement it at mine!

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Nathan Butler
Mar 30, 2020
I believe it is right

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Alice Mamelle
Mar 30, 2020
Alice Mamelle, HSPS

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Nikita Trojanskij
Mar 30, 2020
I understand that under these circumstances I won't be able to perform as well as I would be, had the pandemic not broken out.

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Tim Blackshaw
Mar 30, 2020
As a former uni senior lecturer with 25 years experience of teaching and administering programmes this seems an eminently fair and pragmatic solution and whilst not perfect it would settle students minds and allow them to focus on remaining 3rd year (for those on standard programmes) assessments/assignments. For those on programmes leading to a professional qualification then such a scheme would have to be done in consultation with the professional regulatory bodies - there is also the issue of students who need to complete a specific numbers of hours 'training' or in 'practice' a mechanism needs to be devised for them.

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Chris Dobson
Mar 30, 2020
This affects Susie and many other students, please read the petition and sign it if you concur. The more universities adopt this approach others will follow.

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Isaac Zamet
Mar 30, 2020
3rd year, English, Magdalene

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Angus Jackson
Mar 30, 2020
3rd year English student - the University have completely ignored student concerns and have been completely untransparent throughout this process. It's time the university began to put student welfare first.

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Tara Bhagat
Mar 30, 2020
Students deserve transparency, not undue stress in an already stressful time

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Rensa Gaunt
Mar 29, 2020
I'm calling on the University of Cambridge to make sure that students are not awarded a lower grade for this year than their predicted grade for this year, or the grade awarded to them during their last exam period, whichever is higher.

Supervision essays, class homework etc were not written with the information that they would contribute to final grades, and often disabled students save their academic resources for the exam period.

Students must therefore still have the opportunity to sit exams and attempt to improve on their predicted grade if they wish, so that they are not penalised for lower performance on what was at the time non-examinable work.