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COMPENSATION

The University has approved changes to compensation which will take effect on a phased basis from the start of the current academic year, September 2013/14.

The following are the key points to note in relation to the changes:

There will be no change to the requirements a student must achieve to compensate a module:
  • A student must still complete an attempt at their stage and earn at least 75% of the credit requirements to be eligible to compensate.

There will be no change to compensation rules for modules from previous academic years:
  • Any module which was eligible to compensate when it was taken is still eligible to compensate.
  • Any modules which had derogations to block compensation still have those derogations in place.

The changes will be introduced on a phased basis:
  • From 2013/14, modules taken from levels 0, 1, 4 and 5 will not be eligible for compensation.
  • From 2014/15, modules taken from levels 0, 1, 2, 4 and 5 will not be eligible for compensation.
  • From 2015/16, no modules taken will be eligible for compensation.

Compensation will be available for a module based on the term in which it is taken and the level of the module:
  • From September 2013/14, level 0, 1, 4 and 5 modules registered for and taken in 2013/14 and onwards will not be eligible for compensation.
  • An E grade received for any module registered for and taken in 2012/13 or earlier, that is eligible for compensation, will still be eligible for compensation this year and onwards.

There will be no exceptions to the removal of compensation:
  • All modules at a given level will have compensation removed at the same time.
  • The changes will also apply to modules which are February and May start dates.

Please see information provided to students in relation to the changes to compensation, available here.