COVID-19: Exceptional Changes to Assessment Regulations

Our assessment response to COVID-19

The last few weeks have been very challenging for all our students, and we understand that many of you are concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on your studies, particularly your assessments. We have already recognised that COVID-19 may have impacted your studies, and provided you an opportunity you to notify us of this via our COVID-19 extenuating circumstances form.

We have listened to your feedback, and we recognise the need for responsiveness in these very uncertain times. Therefore, we are adapting our approach, and putting in place some additional measures to ensure that your learning, how you are assessed, and your results are not adversely affected.

We have carefully considered how to fairly assess the learning that you have already undertaken and have made the following decisions in these exceptional circumstances, in line with Quality Assurance Agency guidance. We have set out specific information below on how this policy applies to you, depending on your stage / year of study. Please read it carefully and get in touch with your lecturers if you have any questions.

Information by stage and year of study

Foundation Year and First Year Undergraduate Students (September 2019 Starters)

Foundation Year and First Year Undergraduate Students (January 2020 Starters)

Second Year and Final Year Undergraduate Students

Taught Postgraduate Masters Students

Study Abroad Students


We hope that the decisions that we have made will give you confidence in completing your studies with the knowledge that your hard work will not be undermined by the challenges of the current situation. 

You will be a unique generation of students and graduates as you demonstrate your creativity, courage, compassion, and resilience in these extraordinary times. The University remains committed to continuing to do everything in our power to support you with your studies now, as you progress into your next academic year, or into your future as a Regent’s graduate.

Thank you for your patience in bearing with us as we adapt our approach to support you. We wish you all the best in your assessments, and that you, your friends, and families, stay safe and well.