Marking and Assessment Boycott and graduations

Marking and Assessment Boycott and graduations

Message to staff following Senate meeting approving measures in response to Marking and Assessment Boycott

Dear colleague,

I am pleased to let you know that the University’s academic governing body Senate has approved temporary additional measures so that as many students as possible can graduate - or progress to their next level of study - during the UCU’s current Marking and Assessment Boycott (MAB).

These minor policy amendments are in line with the UK Quality Code for Higher Education and Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework requirements to ensure academic quality and standards are maintained. You can read the Senate paper here.

It is paramount that as many of our students as possible receive their degree and associated degree classification ahead of graduations.

Should there be individual instances where it is impossible for final year work to be assessed or marked, students will still be able to attend their graduation. They would leave the stage with a transcript of their results to date, together with a letter explaining the situation.

Almost all students will receive their degree classification and graduate as normal.

As you will be aware from previous messages, we continue to have constructive talks with our local campus trade unions and hope that resolution can be found for this national dispute.

Best wishes 

Karl & Ruth

Karl Leydecker
Senior Vice-Principal

Ruth Taylor
Vice Principal Education