Other issues

There are many other issues that can crop up during your time at UEL that are not covered on the other pages of this website. For most of these issues we would recommend you make an appointment with us.

Progression

Interrupting or taking a break from your studies

Standards assessment

 

Progression

A progression decision is a decision made by the University on a student’s progression in their studies. This decision may be to allow the student to progress to the next academic level while repeating a failed module from the previous level, to require the student to continue their studies part-time while they retake their failed modules or to withdraw the student from their course. Generally, a ‘cannot continue’ decision is given when there is a low level of engagement or attainment, very few component attempts and no accepted extenuation on a student’s record.

Once the Progression Board have made its decision and this has been released to students, the only option available to students is to submit an appeal against the decision. You will need to provide evidence to support your appeal.

To appeal you must demonstrate that you meet one or more of the following grounds:

  • There has been a material and significant administrative error in the information received and considered by the Extenuating Circumstances Officer, the Assessment Board and/or the Board of Examiners.
  • The assessment has not been conducted in accordance with the approved regulations for the programme of study.
  • Some other material irregularity has occurred in the procedures of the Extenuating Circumstances Officer, the Assessment Board and/or the Board of Examiners.
  • The student has been prevented from attending or submitting an assessment artefact by illness or other good cause that related to the student’s personal circumstances, that she or he had been unable, for a sound and acceptable reason related to the circumstances themselves, to divulge before the deadline for extenuating circumstances.
  • For a student with a disability or additional need, the initial needs assessment was not correctly carried out, or the support identified was not provided, or the agreed assessment procedures for that student were not implemented.

You will have 10 working days from the publication of the result to submit your appeal. It is possible to submit a late appeal but you will need to explain why you were not able to submit the appeal within the appropriate time period. Your explanation should cover the whole period starting from when your appeal was due, until the current date. Ideally, you should refer to any evidence you might have to support why your appeal is being submitted late. It is more difficult to have a late appeal accepted so, wherever possible, you should try and submit within the 10 day timeframe.  

If you are appealing due to late extenuation (ground (d)) you must explain why you were not able to submit an extenuation claim within the appropriate time period. Your explanation should cover the whole period starting from when your appeal was due, until the current date. You also should refer to any evidence you might have to support why your extenuation claim is being submitted late.

In most cases like this it would be beneficial for you to have an appointment with us.

For more information on completing the appeals form, please see the Academic Appeals section of this website.

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Interrupting or taking a break from your studies

You can read about interrupting or taking a break from your studies here.

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Standards Assessment

This section only applies to students students studying toward NQT (newly qualified teacher) status.

Situations can occur where students are deemed "likely to fail" on a school-based placement. This is an academic decision arising out of assessment of your progress toward meeting the eight Teaching Standards as set by the Department for Education.

A standards assessment can be triggered for a wide range of reasons. The standards assessment is normally undertaken at the school where you are doing your placement.

You will be observed for some of your classes and notes will be made by your tutor as to whether you are on track for reaching the Teaching Standards. You may also have a meeting with your tutor to present your portfolio of work and describe any mitigating circumstances that may have impaired your performance during the week where you are on your standards assessment.

Failing your standards assessment will lead to your withdrawal from your programme of study. If you are undergoing standards assessment we recommend you make an appointment with an advisor where you can discuss if you are eligible for academic appeal.

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