Assessment Policy

Policy and Guidelines

The Policy ( sets out the principles that underpin the way assessment is undertaken in this institution and outlines the roles and responsibilities that inform assessment practices. Staff are asked to read and reflect on the policy and to use it to inform the design or redesign of assessment at course and programme level.

Please note:

  • Although implementation of the policy is immediate, staff are not being asked to undertake a large scale evaluation of existing programmes. Content and delivery of courses and programmes should be reviewed and updated to reflect the policy during their next scheduled review process.
  • The Assessment Policy relates closely to the Code of Assessment but it does not supersede or replace any of the Code's content. The Policy, the Code and the associated Guide should all be read in conjunction.

Approval and Amendments

The University's new Assessment Policy was approved by Senate on 3 February 2011 for immediate implementation.