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Examinations Update May 2020

Deferrals

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, students are still encouraged to fully engage with all scheduled arrangements for alternative assessment. However, we do acknowledge the additional challenges that the COVD-19 pandemic has introduced, and the impact that these may have on your ability to complete assessments. With this in mind, the default position of the University will be to consider all deferral requests for reasons directly or indirectly related to COVID-19 without the requirement for supporting documentation.

 

IMPORTANT:

Students who are considering a deferral should first contact their module leader or course co-ordinator to fully discuss the rationale for the application to defer in advance of applying for a deferral. This will enable you to make an informed decision and be guided as to what is in your best interests.

If, having discussed options with your module leader or course co-ordinator, you wish to apply to defer one or more alternate assessments, a new online form has been developed to replace the previously used paper application form (4FAS20). Applications which have already been submitted via the old paper form will still be processed. Click here to access the online deferral form.

 

WHEN TO USE THIS FORM:

Complete this form if you wish to defer consideration of assessment results (e.g. Continuous assessment results or final written exam results) by an Examination Board for a module or a number of modules for which you are registered in the current year of your course. It is to be used when you could not complete one or more assessment elements due to exceptional circumstances. Please note the conditions below before proceeding to complete this application.

 

WHEN TO SUBMIT THIS FORM:

This form may be submitted in one of two ways.

1) PRIOR TO SUBMISSION/COMPLETION OF ALTERNATE ASSESSMENT: The form should be submitted on or before the 5th of May
2) AFTER THE SUBMISSION/COMPLETION OF ALTERNATE ASSESSMENT: The form should be submitted within two (2) working days of the submission deadline

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Please click here to read FAQs

CONDITIONS OF DEFERRAL:

NOTE: The conditions listed below are the standard conditions for students wishing to defer assessments and/or modules. Please ensure that you have read, understand, and agree to them prior to applying for a deferral.

 

Condition 1: Important Consideration Before Applying to Defer:

Students should consider carefully before applying to defer particularly when applying to defer an exam. If a student misses an exam due to illness etc. it is not always appropriate to defer consideration of that exam. By deferring the exam, the Continuous Assessment (CA) result for that module is carried and added to the exam mark when the student sits the exam at the next available sitting. If the CA mark is low, it is not advisable to defer the exam.

 

Condition 2: Progression Carrying Credits:

Students cannot defer consideration of assessment results for modules which have been carried from a previous stage of the course. A condition of Progression Carrying Credits is that students sit the module at the next available sitting.

 

Condition 3: Next Examination Session:

It is the responsibility of the student to apply to sit deferred assessments at the next sitting and pay the relevant fee. This applies even where there is no written examination (e.g. project module, 100% CA module). It is the responsibility of the student to register for and take all required components of the module. For deferrals granted in semester 1 and semester 2 the next available sitting is normally the August sitting. All details are provided on the exams page of the University website and it is the responsibility of the student to check the website and apply on time for the next available sitting to avoid incurring late application charges. Applications for the August sitting are made on line via the exams page of the University website and opens the day that results are issued in June.

 

Condition 4: Period of duration of “Deferral”

When a written examination is deferred, the marks obtained in the continuous assessment (CA) are carried forward to be included in the overall result when the written examination is taken at the next available sitting. The marks of the CA cannot be carried into a subsequent academic year. That is to say that the deferral is only valid for the academic year in which it is granted. Where students do not sit the exam in August, ALL assessment components of the module must be taken again including the CA.

 

Condition 5: Projects or Masters Theses with first sitting date of August

For deferrals granted in respect of assessment results where the first sitting takes place in August, the next available sitting is considered to be January of the following academic year. This would typically concern a project or Master’s thesis. In this instance, if a student, having been granted a deferral, does not register for the module in question for the next available sitting in January then an NP meaning Not Present, will be registered under the student’s academic record for that module. This would have serious consequences, for example, if a student was aiming for an honours or merit/distinction classification, as the NP would preclude the achievement of such.

 

Condition 6: Fees payable

There will be no fees for supplemental assessments for any student (even those repeating Semester 1 exams).

Mitigation Policy COVID-19 - Enhanced Academic Student Supports

 

Apprentice Term 2 Exam Update

Apprentice Term 2 Examinations have been deferred. New examination dates will be published when confirmed by SOLAS.

 

Semester 1 Exam Results

Semester 1 provisional exam results Click Here

If you have any difficulties accessing results please ring SID on (01) 885 1590

Examinations Office Contact Details

exams.blanchardstown@tudublin.ie

Susan King     (01) 885 1301
Ann Brady     (01) 885 1573

Toyah O'Connell

Lisa Cunningham

    (01) 885 1042

    (01) 885 1327

 

 

Exit Awards

Embedded “Exit” award application

Students wishing to terminate their studies prior to the completion of an entire programme may, where a lesser award exists and having successfully completed the requisite number of NFQ level of credits apply for an exit award

For example a Degree level 7 student having successfully completed years 1 and 2 and accumulated 120 credits may wish to apply for an exit award of a NFQ Level 6 Higher Certificate (if available).

This form is not to be used for students who wish to temporarily withdraw from a programme and return at a later date. Students who are awarded an exit award may not immediately register (within the next academic year) on any follow-on course to the course for which the exit award has been obtained.

Contact the exams office for further information exams.blanchardstown@tudublin.ie

 

Retain Honours

Application to retain Honours (or Merit/Distinction) award classification on exceptional grounds

This form is to be used by a learner when applying to an examination board for consideration to retain Honours (or Merit/Distinction) award classification on an exceptional basis.

For Application Criteria see section 12 of Academic programme assessment policy and procedure 3AS06

Applications are now closed for 2018/19 academic year

 

Digital Grademailers (Statements of Examination Results)

Digital Grademailers are available to all students at the following link: https://core.digitary.net

Digital Grademailers are an official statement of a student’s grades for a specific term or exam session. They are issued to all students after Summer and Autumn exam sessions since Autumn 2013. Students may download or share these digital documents with other educational institutions or employers.

Digitary has been upgraded to a new system called Digitary CORE

How can I access my documents?

Current Students: 

( To log into Digitary CORE for the first time ONLY )

  1. Go to https://core.digitary.net
  2. Click on the icon highlighted below and select TU Dublin - Blanchardtown Campus
  3. Log in using your student number (Bxxxxxxxx) and the password that you use to log onto PCs and other applications.
  4. When you have logged in, you will be prompted to enter a personal email address and password for use with Digitary CORE. You will be sent an email to validate this address.
  5. After validating your personal email, the next time you log into Digitary CORE, use your personal email and password. This login method can be used both while you are a registered student and after you have completed your studies.

 

Graduates and Past Students:  

( To log into Digitary CORE for the first time ONLY )

  1. Go to https://core.digitary.net
  2. Click on the icon highlighted below and select TU Dublin - Blanchardstown Campus
  3. Log in using your student ID (Bxxxxxxxx) and Banner PIN (this is the PIN you have used to access examination results and registration). If you cannot remember your Banner PIN, please email exams.blanchardstown@tudublin.ie to have your PIN reset.
  4. When you have logged in with your student ID and PIN, you will be prompted to enter a personal email address and password for use with Digitary CORE.  You will be sent an email to validate this address. 
  5. After validating your personal email, the next time you log into Digitary CORE, use your personal email and password. 

 

All fees must be paid in full. Hard copy transcripts of results are no longer produced.

It is policy that the Exams Office do not give examination results out over the telephone.

 

Requesting a Duplicate Grademailer or Single Subject Certificate

If your results were ratified before August 2013 and you have lost or misplaced the original paper grademailer or single subject certificate, you may request and pay for a duplicate copy using our online system. ***Only use this facility where your results were ratified before the introduction of electronic documents (before Aug 2013)


*NB : Please note that we are currently unable to provide duplicate hard copies of documents. Requests will be facilitated when campus re-opens. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding on this matter.

Please note that during exam time the turnaround for requests for duplicate grademailers/single subject certificates is 5 working days

To access the system click here

 

Requesting a Duplicate Parchment

*NB : Please note that we are currently unable to provide duplicate hard copies of documents. Requests will be facilitated when campus re-opens. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding on this matter.

 

European Diploma Supplement

For details on European Diploma Supplement please click here

 

Examinations Office exams.blanchardstown@tudublin.ie

Lisa Cunningham     (01) 885 1327
Susan King     (01) 885 1301
Ann Brady     (01) 885 1573
Toyah O'Connell     (01) 885 1042

 

 


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For exam related queries please contact the exams office at

01 8851573 or 01 8851327

 

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