Academic Support Officer

Being unsuccessful in a module is a common occurrence for most students at least once in their Undergraduate career and there are ways to remediate your grade in order to minimise the affect to your over all Grade Point Average (GPA).

The School of English, Drama and Film provides support for students needing to remediate the grade of an unsuccessful module through the Academic Support Officer.

The Academic Support Officer (ASO) for the School of English, Drama and Film will be your primary point of contact in relation to the resit/repeat process. The ASO is available to provide academic advice to assist you in successfully remediating the unsuccessful module. In relation to resits, the ASO will distribute resit essay assignments (if applicable), mediate with module coordinators (if necessary), and work with you on approaches to revising for resit exams. For repeats, the ASO is available for consultation on any academic matters which you may want to discuss in order to help complete your repeat module successfully. Students receiving an IX for any modules will also work with the ASO in the completion of incomplete module components.

The current ASO is Dr. Scott Hamilton
Contact: scott.hamilton@ucd.ie Consultation hours: Wednesday 14:00-16:00 and Thursday 15:00-17:00
Office: J201 of the NewmanBuilding
Please contact Dr. Hamilton or drop into his consultation hours regarding any academic issues you would like to discuss.
Follow the ASO on Twitter: @ASO_UCDSEDF

There are two main options for remediating an unsuccessful module, Resit or Repeat.
The difference between Resit and Repeat:

Resit: If you fail a module that is not being taught in the following semester you may be offered a resit opportunity such as an in-semester assessment or exam. You will not need to reattend and the resit will have a pass/fail grade. If you pass, your grade point will be capped at 2.0. To see if a module offers a resit use the Course Search to find it and look at the 'What happens if I fail?' section of the module descriptor.

Repeat: If you fail a module you may be able to repeat it the next time it is taught. You will normally be expected to attend the lectures/tutorials and do any continuous assessment and/or exams. If you pass, your grade point will be capped at 2.0. To see if a module offers a repeat opportunity, use the Course Search to find it and look at the 'What happens if I fail?' section of the module descriptor. (from http://www.ucd.ie/students/jargon.html#W)

For more information on UCD Resits/Repeats see http://www.ucd.ie/students/resitsrepeats.html

For an explanation of the Grade Point Average see http://www.ucd.ie/registry/academicsecretariat/asug/assessmentgradingandexaminers/

For more information on Resits/Repeats see http://www.ucd.ie/registry/academicsecretariat/asug/remediationoffailedmodules/