Student Results

Once you have your assessments for an academic year, your results will be considered by the Board of Examiners for your course. 

Release of results

Most coursework marks will be returned to you throughout the year in line with the University’s policy on the return of assessed work. The results of formal University examinations and overall module results are only normally available once the University has had an opportunity to consider them. At this point they will be made available to you.

In many instances students should wait to receive an email, containing a link for you to access your results online. This may be supplemented by additional detail from your department and in some cases results will only be available from your department.

Results are only final once they have been considered by a Board of Examiners

Transcripts

You may request a transcript listing the module marks you have achieved on your course.  

Undergraduate progression decisions

When you have completed your midsummer assessments and any September (re)assessments the Board of Examiners for your course will consider your performance. It will make a decision, in accordance with the University's regulations, about what opportunity you will have to complete any outstanding assessments and whether you are eligible to progress to the next year of your course (non-finalist students only). If you are a finalist student who has successfully completed your course, your degree classification will be determined in mid-summer.  

For undergraduate students, progression recommendations include:

Progression recommendation Explanation
Pass You have satisfied the examiners and can proceed to the next year of your course.
Pass and Transfer/
Non Complete and Transfer
You have satisfied the requirements to transfer to another course in the coming academic year, if previously requested.
Resit/Resubmit

You have failed to satisfy the examiners in the assessments for one or more modules. You are required to retake the assessment(s) and the mark you achieve will be capped at 40% for a pass.

The Board of Examiners will then decide whether you are eligible to progress to the next level of your course (non-finalist students) or be awarded your degree (finalist students). 

Sit/Submit You have failed to satisfy the examiners in the assessments for one or more modules and have presented accepted evidence of mitigating circumstances. You are required to retake these assessments before you may progress to the next level of your course (non-finalist students) or be considered for the award of a degree (finalist students). The marks for these retakes will not be capped
Proceed and Re-sit You have failed to satisfy the examiners in the assessments for a limited number of modules, and are required to progress to the next year of your course and retake the outstanding assessments alongside your other modules 
Proceed and Substitute You have failed to satisfy the examiners in the assessments for a limited number of modules, and are required to progress to the next year of your course and substitute approved new modules in place of your outstanding assessments  
Proceed and Carry You have failed to satisfy the examiners in the assessments for a limited number of modules, and are required to progress to the next year of your course without retaking the outstanding modules. These outstanding fail marks will factor within the calculation your overall degree classification
Repeat Semester 1 You are required to repeat the first semester of the year on the grounds of mitigating circumstances. The marks for these repeated modules will not be capped. In the second semester your studies will be temporarily suspended until you begin the next level of your course.
Repeat Semester 2 You are required to repeat the second semester of the year on the grounds of mitigating circumstances. The marks for assessments associated with these repeated modules will not be capped.  In the first semester your studies will be temporarily suspended.
Repeat Year You are required to repeat the whole year on the grounds of mitigating circumstances. The marks for these repeated modules will not be capped. This decision is only taken in exceptional circumstances.
Resit without Residence (RWR) You have failed to satisfy the examiners in the assessments for one or more modules and are required to retake these assessments in the following academic year before you are allowed to progress to the next level of your course. The outstanding assessments must be completed 'without residence' (see below). Pass marks for the re-attempted assessments will be capped at 40%.
Sit without Residence You have failed to satisfy the examiners in the assessments for one or more modules, however you have presented accepted evidence of mitigating circumstances. You are required to retake these assessments in the following academic year before you are allowed to progress to the next level of your course. The outstanding assessments must be completed 'without residence' (see below).  The marks for these re-attempted assessments will not be capped.
Termination of course You have failed to satisfy the examiners and meet the University's progression requirements and/or scheme of degree classification and therefore your course of study at the University has been terminated.

The processes for student examination, assessment, progression and degree classification are available as follows:

Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Senate Regulation 7 (PDF) governing the assessment of students on taught programmes

Progression requirements and criteria for making and classifying an award:
undergraduate awardstaught postgraduate awards

Without residence students

If you have failed to complete all of your assessments following one re-assessment opportunity, a Board of Examiners may recommend that you should retake your outstanding assessments 'without residence'. As a 'without residence' student your studies are suspended. You do not attend lectures and other teaching sessions during this time but you have the opportunity to have a further attempt at certain failed assessment(s).

The Exams Office will contact you with the timetable for resit examinations. Contact your department to check the submission deadline and other arrangements for any coursework you are required to complete during this time.

If you successfully complete your outstanding assessments during the time you are a 'without residence' student, the Board of Examiners will allow you to proceed to the next year of your course (non-finalist students only) or award you your degree (finalist students only).

No tuition fees are due for any period spent without residence and during this time you are not eligible for the same level of tutorial supervision. Contact your department for details of the level of tutor support available to you. You remain eligible to use University facilities such as Blackboard, University email and the Library. There is no charge associated with their use.

Course termination procedure

If you have failed to satisfy the examiners in your examinations or assessments in accordance with the University Progression requirements or scheme of assessment, then your course will be terminated. This means that you will cease to be a registered student of the University, and will not receive the award for which you originally registered. Any student whose course has been terminated will be notified by the University following the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.

Application to study a new programme following termination of course

If your course has been terminated due to academic failure it is extremely unlikely that you will be accepted for another course at the University of Leicester because your previous academic performance will be taken into account when considering your application. There is no possibility that you will be allowed to enter another course within the same department. You may have success if you apply to study at another institution. In some circumstances the other institution may be willing to take into account credits you have successfully passed at Leicester*.

* not applicable for MBChB students because this degree does not award credits.

Appeals and Complaints

You have the right to appeal against an academic decision such as the termination of your course, if you have reason to believe that your academic performance has been affected by mitigating circumstances about which your department may have been unaware; or you believe there has been either a procedural irregularity or evidence of prejudice or bias in the conduct of the assessment process.

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