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Your Education VP Dan & Welfare VP Moya have worked together to put some useful resources together for YOU studying for Assessments/Exams at this time. TU Dublin is very aware of the many challenges facing students in all facets of their lives as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have also added some useful resources that can be found here and we are explaining some of the most important documents to you at this time such as the Student Declaration of Academic Integrity, Mitigation Policy, Deferral Procedures and much more. If you have any questions on any of the topics listed or below please contact our Advice Team for support on email@example.com
A guide to the Open Book Exams Offline and Online from the TU Dublin Computer Science School, it takes approximately 3:48 we would recommend you watch it for some practical tips for ALL STUDENTS taking part in Open Book Exams at the moment.
Have you signed the Student Declaration of Academic Integrity?
What does this Declaration Mean?
You've agreed that all your assessment work must be your own, you cannot do another person(s) Exam/Assessment. You can’t ask someone to do yours either. You must not Copy or Plagiarize work. Do not use any device not authorised to the assessment/exam. Don’t use the same work twice in a different module. Don’t take someone's work and try to pass it off as yours. If you are in a group be sure everyone has followed the regulations on plagiarism and has submitted their own work.
Basically DON’T COPY, BE ORIGINAL and BE MINDFUL OF WHAT YOU SUBMIT.
For More Information: General Assessment Regulations
Over the past few weeks your Students’ Union officers have has been working with Professor FitzPatrick, President of TU Dublin, the Registrar Dr Mary Meaney and the senior team on a series of measures that will support students who are anxious about their assessments and exams during this difficult period.
This is partly in response to the No Detriment Petition that surfaced recently throughout the university sector in the UK and Ireland; here in TU Dublin the petition was started by a final year student and had over 4,500 signatures on May 1st.
In recognising that some more further measures could be put in place, the University worked in partnership with us, the Students’ Union on a ‘Mitigation Policy’ that was approved by the Academic Council on 28th April. See here. This information was also issued to all students at their TU Dublin email address.
The key aspects of this Policy are:
If you feel you aren’t able to complete any assessment, you can apply to ‘defer’ it by filling out a Deferral Form and emailing it on or before May 5th, 2020. No additional documentation is required, and your next attempt will be considered a first attempt.
If, after you have completed an exam / submitted an assessment you feel your performance was negatively affected by the current situation, you can ‘Defer’. To do so, complete Deferral form within 2 working days of the exam/assessment date and email it to your Exams Office.
In this case, the Examination Board will record the result for the module as a deferral. This means you can sit the exam/submit the assessment at the Supplementals (Repeats), as a first attempt. No fees apply with either forms.
Deferring an exam/or an assessment has consequences, especially if you are in Final Year of your programme and hoping to graduate later in the year. So, if you are thinking about doing so, we would encourage you to get advice from your lecturer, Year Tutor or Students’ Union, before you make your decision.
The policy also reaffirms the commitment of the University that Examination Boards will address the totality of all your results and performance throughout the academic year when determining your award or progression. In addition, they will consider the impact of the current extenuating circumstances and can adjust the overall grade if they deem this to be justified.
These FAQs (link ) Please reach out to all the supports available and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comment.
PC-1 Forms are available here for adverse circumstances. They must be submitted no later than 2 days after your last exam. These require a Professional Opinion Form to be valid. For more Information visit the TU Dublin website: General Assessment Regulations Information.
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With lots of resources available online at the moment, we found these particular ones useful to re-share with you. If you need some guidance to set-up your own Exam Venue at home Disability Support Services put together six tips for setting it up check them out below.
We have also worked with Campus Life to develop super-short videos with valuable life and study hacks. Alan McDonnell from the School of Mechanical and Design Engineering put together a video guide for students: “Capturing and processing hand-written scripts to an electronic format” - another great 30minute video with easy to follow steps for students who may not be familiar with Microsoft Lens Applications.