Assessment Submission

  • Many courses have assessed coursework
  • Some assessments are submitted electronically (usually via Blackboard), others in hard copy
  • It’s your responsibility to submit the right work in the right way at the right time

Submitting Assessments

We strongly recommend that you back up your assessments regularly using external storage such as a memory stick or portable hard drive, and that you retain a final copy in case you are required to produce it for any reason. By keeping copies of all of your assessment briefs and work submitted you will be able to critically evaluate your own progress. We also recommend you retain any reference material you have used.

It may not always possible for the University to stagger submission dates, but remember that you can submit assessments early if this helps with your time management.

The University operates a fit to sit policy which means that by presenting yourself for an assessment (eg presentation) or submitting an assessment irrespective of the method of submission it means you are declaring yourself as fit. You cannot then claim you were unfit due to circumstances or illness affecting your performance.

Assessment Brief

Your Module Tutor will provide a formal assessment brief which should be located on the module pages of Blackboard or Moodle.

Your Responsibilities

As this is your assessment there are a number of elements which are key to your submission:

  • Check the deadline submission date and time. In general assessments are to be submitted by 11.59pm (online submission) or 4.00pm (hard copy submissions). Please check these details with your module tutor and information on Blackboard or Moodle.
  • Submit only in the format indicated in the assessment brief. If you submit in an alternative format you could receive a zero.
  • Check that any CDs or DVDs open correctly when using a University computer.
  • Ensure your work is clearly labelled as per the instructions in the assessment brief.
  • If you are submitting a CD/DVD/Memory Stick ensure these are clearly labelled and attached to the official coversheet.
  • Retain a copy of any receipt you are issued following submission of assessment (on-line or manual) as you may be required to present this at some stage in the future.
  • Do not email your final assessment directly to the Module Tutor this is not an approved method of submission.

If you have any questions or are unsure of any instructions, don’t delay in contacting your Module Tutor.

Late Submissions

The University operates a strict policy on late submissions. For further information on this please see section of the A.2.5 of the Regulations for Taught Courses You should always endeavour to submit your assessment by the deadline date/time.

If you submit after the allocated time on the deadline date, this will be considered a late submission and will affect your grade.

Online Submissions for Blackboard/Moodle or Turnitin

If you submit your work via Blackboard or Moodle you will receive an electronic notification which can be viewed via your submissions on Blackboard or Moodle account. For Turnitin assessments, you’ll receive a receipt in the form of an email to your University account.

Hard Copy Submissions

Any work that needs to be submitted in hard copy as advised by your module tutor needs to be handed in to the the right place at the right time.

This is usually the Advice Zone on your campus, before 4pm on the due date.

In situ submission can be arranged where this is more appropriate (for heavy/large submissions).