A message from Professor Martin Stringer, Pro Vice Chancellor (Education):

Dear Students,

Further to yesterday’s email from the Vice-Chancellor, we promised we would keep you updated about changes to your examinations and assessments as a result of the current situation.

The University is actively working to provide a range of alternative assessments instead of on-site examinations which will now no longer take place for the remainder of the current academic year up to and including August 2020. Alternative assessments will not require your attendance at the University. Your College will provide you with further communication in due course in respect of the nature and forms of these alternative assessments and students are asked to wait for further notification at the current time.

For all courses leading to professional registration in the School of Medicine, College of Human and Health Sciences and the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law (Legal Practice Course only), students are advised to await specific information from their Colleges.

Professor Martin Stringer

Pro Vice Chancellor (Education)

Tuesday March 17th, 2020

Posted In: Campus News, Messages, Misc, Welfare

17 Comments

  • Elizabeth says:

    When will we be told of the alternative assessments. As I have extra time etc.

    • Student Communications Officer says:

      Hi Elizabeth

      Thank you for your query. We understand that this is a very worrying time for you. As the situation is so fast-moving at the moment, please continue to check your University email account regularly for further official updates. In the meantime, our FAQs pages are being updated continually and may help to answer any queries. If you have a specific query relating to your studies, please email myunihub@swansea.ac.uk.

      Best wishes

  • Student says:

    Why not offer students the alternative to repeat this semester or even pause studying and resume when the situation ahead is clearer?

    • Student Communications Coordinator says:

      Hello and thank you for your suggestions. The Senior Learning & Teaching Committee will be exploring all feasible options for students going forward. We appreciate it’s an unsettling time for our students but all decisions will not be taken lightly. Any developments regarding the structure of the forthcoming academic year will be communicated to all students in due course. Thanks for your patience.

  • Sion Johnson says:

    What forms of assessments (other than on site exams) are the school of management looking to carry out for final year students?
    Thanks

    • Student Communications Coordinator says:

      Hello Sion thank you for your message. At this present time, on-site formal examinations will be replaced by alternative methods of assessment, which are still to be determined. This will apply to all colleges but since the the situation is so fast-moving, please continue to check your University email account regularly. If you have a specific query relating to your studies, please email myunihub@swansea.ac.uk.

  • Josh loney says:

    As much as I appreciate not letting all the work go to waste. I’m struggling at the moment to focus on my work with everything going on around us. Personally I think more assessments wouldn’t aid the situation, especially as a first year student I don’t see much benefit from this. I can fully understand why they’re important but at a time like this there’s a lot to stress over as a student already.

    • Student Communications Coordinator says:

      Hello Josh and thank you for your comments. We appreciate this is a worrying and frustrating time for all of our students, however SLT (Senior Learning and Teaching Committee) are currently in discussions surrounding this matter and will ensure that the best decisions are made for the interest of our students. Thanks so much for patience and please keep an eye on your Student email surrounding this topic

      Kind regards,

  • Qi Li says:

    I hope that the exam will be as difficult as the previous exam without increasing the difficulty and number of questions due to the online test. In addition, I also hope that the school can consider some negative effects of network evaluation, for example, not everyone is used to network operation

    • Student Communications Coordinator says:

      Hello and thank you for your comments. We understand that there are many concerns surrounding Exams and Assessment but please bare with us. All areas are being explored and the best decisions will be made for the interest of our students. Thank you for your patience and please keep an eye out on your emails for future developments.

  • Liu Tian says:

    Email me if there are new update regarding examinations and assessments.

    • Student Communications Coordinator says:

      Hello Liu. All students will be notified on any developments surrounding this matter. Please keep an eye on your emails and the Student Newsletter! Thanks for your patience and understanding.

    • Student Communications Coordinator says:

      All students will be contacted in due course. Thank you for your patience on this matter

  • Joshua Erapu says:

    Hey. Thanks for the update. I wanted to inquire about students such as myself that had summer classes due to late intake. Since I haven’t gotten any information pertaining to this program

  • Student says:

    Does this mean that all the exams are cancelled for now?

    • Student Communications Officer says:

      Hi there

      Thank you for your query. At this present time, on-site formal examinations will be replaced by alternative methods of assessment, which are still to be determined. As the situation is so fast-moving at the moment, please continue to check your University email account regularly for further official updates. In the meantime, our FAQs pages are being updated continually and may help to answer any queries. If you have a specific query relating to your studies, please email myunihub@swansea.ac.uk.

      Best wishes

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