Reducing disruption for LSBU students through ‘no detriment’ support
Our aim is to help every LSBU student achieve the best possible grade.
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.