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Reducing disruption for LSBU students through ‘no detriment’ support

11 January 2021

Our aim is to help every LSBU student achieve the best possible grade.

LSBU’s ‘no detriment’ measures aim to reduce the impact of any disruption our students may experience, as a result of COVID-19 and the malicious cyber-incident, to properly reward their hard work, whilst maintaining academic standards.

As a result of the initial impact of COVID-19, we acted to make sure LSBU students were not disadvantaged in their studies by changing our regulations for 2019/20. The changes were successful and we were able to protect our students’ grade profile.

We have taken further action for the 2020/2021 academic year to ensure LSBU students will not be disadvantaged as a result of disruption caused by COVID-19 and the malicious cyber-incident. Given any constraints to meet externally regulated courses, we commit to:

  • Reviewing all module marks and student profiles at our Examination Boards in accordance with our quality and standards procedures to ensure LSBU students are not disadvantaged because of the disruption.
  • If a significant negative impact on performance is detected, it will trigger adjustments (following a ‘no detriment’ formula) for individual student marks to ensure students are not disadvantaged by receiving lower marks.
  • All students to be automatically given the opportunity to resubmit semester 1 assessments impacted by the malicious cyber-incident, during the April resit period (12 – 16 April 2021), without penalty.

We also extended all semester 1 assessment dates which were affected by the malicious cyber-incident to give LSBU students the best possible opportunity to succeed in their assessments.