Covid-19 - Assessment and academic year changes

Covid-19 - Assessment and academic year changes

29 April 2020 - Revised key dates for the remainder of 2019/20 and the beginning of 2020/21 - assessment, graduation and student progression.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for the significant and necessary steps everyone continues to take to enable the University to move forward at this exceptionally challenging time. 

To facilitate the provision of an alternative assessment regime for the remainder of the academic year, a revised timeline for assessment, graduation and student progression has been developed in consultation with academic Schools, Professional Services, Aberdeen University Students’ Association and approved by the University Committee of Teaching & Learning – a Senate committee.

This will take the University through into academic year 2020/21 in a way that acknowledges the difficult circumstances that staff and students are all facing, while still delivering a high-quality educational experience for all.

The revised dates for the remainder of 2019/20 and the beginning of 2020/21 are summarised in the table below and are being circulated to students shortly.

Thank you to the colleagues, students, and AUSA who provided extremely helpful feedback that enabled these dates to be developed.

Some updated FAQs on this matter can be viewed here.

Please send any questions or queries not answered in the FAQs to academicservices@abdn.ac.uk.

Activity

Revised Date

Deadline for results for second half session taught courses levels 1 & 2 (no further assessment required)

1 May 2020


Deadline for results for remaining second half session taught courses levels 1 & 2 not included above


12 June 2020


Deadline for results for second half session taught courses levels 3 - 5


19 June 2020


Deadline for resit applications


28 June 2020


Resit assessment period


6 -31 July 2020


In Absentia
graduation date for all certificates


10 July 2020

 

 

Resit assessment result deadline

31 August 2020


Welcome Week


21 September 2020


Start of teaching for first half-session


28 September 2020 (different requirements for some cohorts Education, Medicine etc)


End of first half-session


18 December 2020


Start of second half-session


11 January 2021


Start of teaching for second half-session


18 January 2021


Deadline for the return of first half-session results levels 1 & 2


29 January 2021

 


Deadline for the return of first half-session results levels 3, 4 & 5


29 January 2021

 


Deadline for students to change second half-session courses


5 February 2021


Best wishes

Ruth and Rachael

Professor Ruth Taylor

Vice-Principal (Education)

Dr Rachael Bernard

Academic Registrar