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Guide to assessment

The Guide to Assessment, Standards, Marking and Feedback is revised annually for the start of the new academic year. Certain revisions may need the approval of the Standing Committee on Assessment (SCA) and the University Teaching Committee. Departments will be notified of these changes via a memo from SCA.

Any revisions or in-year changes will be published here and Departments will be notified. We advise you to regularly check for online updates if you use a hard copy of the Guide.

Any matters you may wish to raise as you use the guide throughout the year should be sent to the Secretary to SCA at

Guide to Assessment 2023/24 

  1. UoY Rules for Progression and Award 2023/24 (PDF , 1,620kb)
  2. UoY Policy of Assessment, Examiners, Marking and Feedback 2023/24 (PDF , 1,497kb)
  3. UoY Additional Guidance on Assessment 23/24 (inc. Scaling, Stepped Marking) (PDF , 787kb)
  4. SCA update and Guide to Assessment 23/24 briefing note (PDF , 148kb)
  5. Update on Exceptional Circumstances for 23/24 (PDF , 60kb)

Exceptional Circumstances Policy

Student Guide to Progression and Awards




Previous Editions


Who to contact

  • Secretary to Standing Committee on Assessment (SCA)
    +44 (0)1904 321135