Derby University - safety net approach

As assessment and exam season is just around the corner, it is important to keep up to date with any changes the University of Derby have made. We also want to let you know what options are availible to students struggling to meet deadlines.

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As assessment and exam season is just around the corner, it is important to keep up to date with any changes the University of Derby have made. We also want to let you know what options are available to students struggling to meet deadlines. 

The safety net approach

Formerly known as the 'No detriment' approach, the safety net approach has been designed by the University to mitigate the impact Covid 19 may have had on your learning assessment. The policy was shaped from thousands of students asking for a policy aiming to safeguard their opportunities to succeed. The University have created a UDo page on the Student Centre tile to help answer any questions you may have on the safety net approach. However, the University make it clear that students must submit assessments on time.

Struggling to meet deadlines?

If you are currently struggling to meet deadlines, do not worry! There are options available that you can take, the Unions Advice team are always on hand to support you through any process you decide to follow. The Late Submission Request (LSR) will grant you an extra seven days to complete your work if you feel you need a little extra time. However, if you know you will need longer than seven days to complete your work and have been experiencing exceptional difficulties then you may want to apply for an EEC. If approved, an EEC will give you a new assessment to complete with a new deadline in the future. We have resources available to learn more about this process and apply for an EEC.

We understand assessment submission time can be difficult for students. The Union of Student’s Advice team provides a free, confidential advice and support service for all University of Derby Students. You can contact us anytime via email, telephone or via our live chat.

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