Understanding my Result

All results are published via the Results Service. The service will display provisional assessment marks throughout the year and confirmed results following assessment boards. By clicking on the overall grade within the service you will be provided with an explanation of what the confirmed grade means along with any other further supplementary information. You can drill down to see module and assessment results by selecting the sitting in which the assessments were sat. Should you wish to see a full list of grades please see Understanding my Overall Grade below. 

*NEW* - information relating to the Coronavirus pandemic and ‘no detriment

If you are receiving results on the 16th September, the No Detriment Approach may apply if you are sitting your assessment for the first time. If you were sitting because of failure or non-submission (that has not been covered by extenuating circumstances) then the No Detriment approach will not apply. If you have any questions you can contact your Advice Zone.

As you will be aware, the University introduced a no detriment approach in recognition of the impact the pandemic may have had on your performance in assessments submitted on or after 16 March 2020. As part of that no detriment approach, if your credit contributes towards your credit for your classification, you are, exceptionally, able to elect to resit any of your assessments with an original deadline on or after 16 March 2020 and if you perform more poorly in the resubmitted assessment, you will retain the original mark.

Please note, however that if you elect to resit assessment from a failed module that included a failed pre-16 March 2020 piece of assessment, the module will still be capped at the pass mark (normally 40%).

If you elect to resit assessment from a passed module, the module will be uncapped.

If you do wish to re do any passed assessments with an original deadline of on or after 16 March 2020 (from a result received on 16th September), and you are eligible, please complete the online form using the information in your results letter to populate the relevant fields. You must do this within seven days of your results publication date which is 16th September which is 23rd September for all students

 Please also note that undertaking the assessment again may not result in a better classification. It is important to discuss your decisions with your Course Team to ensure that it is in your best interests to re-take any assessment and that the volume of assessment you may wish to resit is manageable for the timeframe.   

The Regulations for Taught Courses provide further information on qualifications and their classification: 

A2: Undergraduate Course Regulations, paragraphs 34-50 

A3: Taught Postgraduate Course Regulations, paragraphs 21-27 

A5: Course Regulations – Other Awards, paragraphs 55-56 

The resit period runs from your results day to 30th October (unless advised otherwise by your academic team) and there are no options for extensions to elected resits. If you are not able to submit or sit during this period, please do not request an optional resit.  

You have submitted an Academic Appeal.

Until full investigations are completed and the final decision is made, it is not possible to confirm your overall grade.

Please note, your appeal may affect your eligibility to attend a graduation ceremony. 

You can continue on your course. Your academic profile will be considered at a later assessment board. Your overall grade will be confirmed following that assessment board

Congratulations you have passed your employment experience placement and can continue onto the next part of your course.

You can continue on your course. Your academic profile will be considered at a later assessment board. Your overall grade will be confirmed following that assessment board.

There was insufficient information available at the time of the Assessment Board to make a decision on the outcome of your studies. This information is currently being sought. Your online results will be updated once this process is completed.

Congratulations you have passed your employment experience placement and can continue onto the next part of your course.

The assessment board has applied all the discretion available to it under the Exceptional Arrangement Regulations and no detriment approach but has decided that you have failed in such a way as to suggest there is no possibility of successful completion of the course. As such you have been discontinued and are no longer be able continue to study on your course.

If you wish to apply for a course at another University, you may be able to transfer credit achieved.

What do I need to do now?

Contact your Campus Advice Zone

If you are an International Student you should read the page Information for International Students – Exiting.

We are awaiting information from you that will enable the Assessment Board to make a decision on your progression/outcome.

What do I need to do now?

Please contact your Campus Advice Zone within three working days of your results being published. Failure to respond will affect your progression or award.

Successful completion of studies.

You have had extenuating circumstances approved for assessment(s) with a status of ‘First Attempt’ and can now sit these as if for the first time during the resit period.

Please be aware that there will be implications for your progression if you do not complete required coursework or sit your exams.

What do I need to do now?

If you have not received confirmation of your extenuating circumstances please contact your Campus Advice Zone. Make sure you read the First Attempt Information for undertaking your assessments during the resit period.

International Students

Study Length May be Extended – As you have not yet successfully completed all the assessments assigned to you during your last period of study you may not have enough time on your current visa to complete your studies in the UK. If you are concerned that this may be the case you are should contact Immigration & International Student Advice Team.

You have had extenuating circumstances approved for assessment(s) with a status of ‘First Attempt’ and can now sit these as if for the first time during the resit period.

Modules with a status of ‘Repeat’ will need to be repeated during the next academic session.

Please be aware that there will be implications for your continued studies if you do not complete required coursework or sit your exams. If you need any advice or support please contact your Campus Advice Zone.

What do I need to do now?

If you intend to repeat, make sure you read the Repeat Information available regarding Repeat module regulations, along with the First Attempt Information for undertaking your assessments during the resit period

Please note, Repeat modules attract a fee. If you are funded by the Student Loans Company you should notify them of your repeat student status. For more information, see our page on repeating part of your course. You can also discuss funding and financial implications with the Student Money Advice Team.

International Students

Study Length May be Extended – If you repeat this will mean that you have not yet successfully completed all the assessments assigned to you during your last period of study and you may not have enough time on your current visa to complete your studies in the UK. If you are concerned that this may be the case you are should contact your Immigration & International Student Advice Team

https://intadvice.southwales.ac.uk/

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You have had extenuating circumstances approved for assessment(s) with a status of ‘First Attempt’ and can now sit these as if for the first time during the resit period.

You will also be required to resit the assessment(s) with a status of ‘Resit’ during the resit period.

Please be aware that there may be implications for your continued studies if you do not complete the required coursework or sit your exams.

What do I need to do now?

We advise reading the First Attempt and Resit information regarding undertaking your assessments during the resit period. 

You have exited your course of study and an Intermediate Award has been made.

You have been exited from your programme of study with an intermediate award.

You have been exited from your programme of study with an intermediate award.

You have been exited from your programme of study with an intermediate award.

You have been exited from your programme of study with an intermediate award.

You have exited your course of study and Intermediate Award has been made.
The assessment board has applied all the discretion available to it under the exceptional regulations and no detriment approach but has decided that you have failed in such a way as to suggest there is no possibility of successful completion of the course. As such you have been discontinued and are no longer able to continue to study on your course.  You were however eligible for an Intermediate Award.


You have been discontinued from your programme of study with an intermediate award.

The assessment board has agreed that you have failed in such a way as to suggest there is no possibility of successful completion of the course. This may be because you have not performed academically, or engaged with your course as expected. As such you have been discontinued and can no longer continue to study on your course.

Please contact the advice zone to discuss options that are now available for you.

You have been discontinued from your programme of study with an intermediate award.

The assessment board has agreed that you have failed in such a way as to suggest there is no possibility of successful completion of the course. This may be because you have not performed academically, or engaged with your course as expected. As such you have been discontinued and can no longer continue to study on your course.

Please contact the advice zone to discuss options that are now available for you.

You have exited your course of study and an Intermediate Award has been made.
You have been given an exit award from your original course and progressed onto the integrated Masters.

You have not passed sufficient modules to be allowed to proceed to the next part of your course.

You have had extenuating circumstances approved for assessment(s) with a status of ‘First Attempt’ and can now sit these as if for the first time during the next academic session.

You will also be required to repeat modules with a status of ‘Repeat’ (or replace these modules with any others appropriate to your course) during the next academic session.

What do I need to do now?

  • Read the information regarding undertaking your assessments as First Attempts in the next academic session – First Attempt Information

You can proceed to the next part of your course.

As you did not pass the assessment(s) with a status of ‘Resit’ that you sat during the resit period, you will now be allowed to carry this assessment(s) into your next year of study.

What do I need to do now?

  • Read the information regarding undertaking your assessments as Resits in the next academic session – Resit Information

You have successfully completed the module(s) detailed in your results and have been exited from your course. You will be forwarded a Notification of Performance (Transcript) in due course. The staff of the University of South Wales wish you every success in your future studies /career.

The assessment board has applied all the discretion available to it under the exceptional regulations and no detriment approach but has decided that you have failed in such a way as to suggest there is no possibility of successful completion of the course. As such you have been discontinued and are no longer able to continue to study on your course. You have been awarded credit for passed modules and you will receive a notification of performance.

PASS (Completed Course): Congratulations you have successfully completed your course. The staff of the University of South Wales wish you every success in your future studies /career.

PASS (Continuing Course): Congratulations you have passed your studies this academic session and may proceed to the next part of your course.

For admission to further study please complete an application form via apply


You have exited your course with a Pass Degree. 

The staff of the University of South Wales wish you every success in your future studies /career

You have passed this academic year and have been transferred on to a different course at the University of South Wales.

You have exited your course of study without QTS status

The University of South Wales has not received sufficient information from the relevant professional body in order to make a decision on your overall grade or progression.

You can proceed to the next part of your course carrying your failed assessments. Due to the nature of these assessments they cannot be re-assessed during the resit period and you will be required to resit these during the next academic year.

Congratulations you have been successful in your studies to date and may proceed to the dissertation element of your course.

You can proceed to the next part of your course carrying your failed assessments. Due to the nature of these assessments they cannot be re-assessed during the resit period and you will be required to resit these during the next academic year.

What do I need to do now?

Please read the Resit Information regarding undertaking your assessments as Resits in the next academic session. We also advise contacting your Course Leader who will arrange for you receive information regarding your re-sit assessment(s).

International Students

Study Length May be Extended As you have not yet successfully completed all the assessments assigned to you during your last period of study you may not have enough time on your current visa to complete your studies in the UK. If you are concerned that this may be the case you are should contact your Immigration & International Student Advice Team.

You are required to resit the assessment(s) with a status of ‘Resit’ during the resit period.

Please be aware that there will be implications for your progression if you do not complete the required coursework or sit your exams.

What do I need to do now?

Make sure you read the Resit Information regarding undertaking your assessments during the resit period.

International Students

Study Length May be Extended – As you have not yet successfully completed all the assessments assigned to you during your last period of study you may not have enough time on your current visa to complete your studies in the UK. If you are concerned that this may be the case you are should contact your Immigration & International Student Advice Team

https://intadvice.southwales.ac.uk/

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You have not passed sufficient modules to be allowed to proceed to the next part of your course. You will only be required to repeat modules with a status of ‘Repeat’ during the next academic session.

What do I need to know?

If you intend to repeat, please ensure you read the Repeat Information. It is advisable to make an appointment to speak to your Course Leader and contact your Campus Advice Zone who can provide you with guidance and support to help you to successfully complete your studies.

Repeat modules attract a fee. You should contact your funding body/Student Loan Company to notify them of your repeat student status as this is likely to affect your funding. For more information, see our page on repeating part of your course

The University Student Money Advice Team can provide you with further guidance/advice on the financial implications of repeating.

International Students

Study Length May be Extended  If you intend to repeat, as you have not yet successfully completed all the assessments assigned to you during your last period of study and you may not have enough time on your current visa to complete your studies in the UK. If you are concerned that this may be the case you are should contact your Immigration & International Student Advice Team

https://intadvice.southwales.ac.uk/

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You previously had approved extenuating circumstances for the assessment(s) with a status of ‘First Attempt’. You are required to complete these, as if for the first time, in the next academic year. You may be able to complete additional modules in the next academic year. This will be agreed and confirmed with your course leader.

What do I need to do now?

It is advisable to make an appointment to speak to your Course Leader and contact your Campus Advice Zone who can provide you with guidance and support to help you to successfully complete your studies.

International Students

Study Length Will be Extended – As you have not yet successfully completed all the assessments assigned to you during your last period of study you may not have enough time on your current visa to complete your studies in the UK. If you need additional time on your visa you should be prepared that you may not be able to make this extension application within the UK.

You have not passed sufficient modules to be allowed to proceed to the next part of your course. You will be required to repeat the modules with a status of “First Attempt” or “Repeat” during the next academic session.

  • First attempt – you previously had approved extenuating circumstances for the assessment(s) with a status of ‘First Attempt’. You are required to complete this, as if for the first time, during the next academic session and you will receive the full mark, i.e. the assessment will not be capped at 40.
  • Repeat – you will be required to repeat the assessment(s) with a status of ‘Repeat’ during the next academic session.
  • It may be possible to substitute these failed modules with others from your course. This will be agreed and confirmed by your course leader.


What do I need to do now?

  • IMPORTANT – Read the information regarding Repeat Module Regulations – Repeat Information

You have not passed sufficient modules to be allowed to proceed to the next part of your course. You will be required to undertake the modules with a status of “First Attempt”, “Resit” or “Repeat” during the next academic session.

  • First attempt – you previously had approved extenuating circumstances for the assessment(s) with a status of ‘First Attempt’. You are required to complete this, as if for the first time, during the next academic session and you will receive the full mark, i.e. the assessment will not be capped at 40.
  • Repeat – you will be required to repeat the modules with a status of ‘Repeat’ during the next academic session.

  • Resit – you will be required to resit failed assessments. If you have failed a module and have no pre-16 March 2020 failed assessments, the module, exceptionally, will remain uncapped this year. If there are pre-16 March 2020 failed assessments, the module will be capped. 

What do I need to do now?

Please ensure you read the Repeat Information. It is advisable to make an appointment to speak to your Course Leader and contact your Campus Advice Zone who can provide you with guidance and support to help you to successfully complete your studies.

Repeat modules attract a fee. You should contact your funding body/Student Loan Company to notify them of your repeat student status as this is likely to affect your funding. For more information, see our page on repeating part of your course

The University Student Money Advice Team can provide you with further guidance/advice on the financial implications of repeating.

International Students

Study Length Will be Extended – As you have not yet successfully completed all the assessments assigned to you during your last period of study you may not have enough time on your current visa to complete your studies in the UK. You should contact your Immigration & International Student Advice Team

https://intadvice.southwales.ac.uk/

 to discuss the implications of this. If you need additional time on your visa you should be prepared that you may not be able to make this extension application within the UK. You should contact the Immigration and International Student Advice team urgently to discuss your situation.

You have not passed sufficient modules to be allowed to proceed to the next part of your course. You will be required to repeat the modules with a status of “First Attempt” or “Resit” during the next academic session.

  • First attempt – you previously had approved extenuating circumstances for the assessment(s) with a status of ‘First Attempt’. You are required to complete this, as if for the first time, during the next academic session and you will receive the full mark, i.e. the assessment will not be capped at 40.
  • Resit – you will be required to resit the assessment(s) with a status of ‘Resit’ during the next academic session. This now means a capped mark of 40 will be applied to the module.
  • It may be possible to substitute these failed modules with others from your course. This will be agreed and confirmed by your course leader.


What do I need to do now?

  • IMPORTANT – Read the information regarding Repeat Module Regulations – Repeat Information

You have not passed sufficient modules to be allowed to proceed to the next part of your course. You will be required to undertake the modules with a status of "Resit" or "Repeat" during the next academic session.

  • Repeat – you will be required to repeat the module with a status of ‘Repeat’ during the next academic session. 
  • Resit – you will be required to resit failed assessments. If you have failed a module and have no pre-16 March 2020 failed assessments, the module, exceptionally, will remain uncapped this year. If there are pre-16 March 2020 failed assessments, the module will be capped.

What do I need to do now?

Please ensure you read the Repeat Information. It is advisable to make an appointment to speak to your Course Leader and contact your Campus Advice Zone who can provide you with guidance and support to help you to successfully complete your studies.

Repeat modules attract a fee. You should contact your funding body/Student Loan Company to notify them of your repeat student status as this is likely to affect your funding. For more information, see our page on repeating part of your course

The University Student Money Advice Team can provide you with further guidance/advice on the financial implications of repeating.

International Students

Study Length Will be Extended – As you have not yet successfully completed all the assessments assigned to you during your last period of study you may not have enough time on your current visa to complete your studies in the UK. You should contact your Immigration & International Student Advice Team

https://intadvice.southwales.ac.uk/

https://advice.southwales.ac.uk/advice-zone-online/

to discuss the implications of this. If you need additional time on your visa you should be prepared that you may not be able to make this extension application within the UK. You should contact the Immigration and International Student Advice team urgently to discuss your situation.


You have had extenuating circumstances approved for assessment(s) with a status of ‘First Attempt’ and can now sit these as if for the first time during the resit period.

You will also be required to resit the assessment(s) with a status of ‘Resit’ during the resit period.

Modules with a status of ‘Repeat’ will need to be repeated (or replaced with any another module appropriate to your course) during the next academic session.

What do I need to do now?

  • Read the information regarding undertaking your assessments during the resit period – First Attempt and ResitInformation

You will be required to resit the assessment(s) with a status of  ‘Resit’ during the resit period.

Modules with a status of ‘Repeat’ will need to be repeated (or replace these modules with any others appropriate to your course) during the next academic session.

What do I need to do now?

  • Read the information regarding undertaking your assessments during the resit period – Resit Information

You can proceed to the next part of your course but will be required to repeat a module during the next academic session.

Please contact your Course Leader who will arrange for you to receive information regarding your repeat module.

Please note that if you have been notified that a claim for extenuating circumstances has been approved, but you have subsequently passed the module, we have assumed that you do not wish to take up the opportunity of a first attempt for the passed assessment.

If this is not the case and you wish to re-take the assessment then please contact your Campus Advice Zone within three working days of your results being published to inform them of this, and for advice on resit arrangements. If you do take up this opportunity the full range of marks will be available to you, but you will have to accept the new mark regardless of whether this is lower than that of the original.

If you require advice or guidance you should contact your Campus Advice Zone. Students studying at Partner Colleges, Partner Organisations or UNICAF should contact their usual course contact.

Ordinarily, this means you have not achieved a pass grade for one module, but the module has been compensated based on your profile of results. As part of the no detriment approach, exceptionally, you may have been compensated up to 40 credits (usually two standard modules). Pass compensated will be recorded against that module or modules. The assessment board deems you to have passed the module(s) and you do not need to resit the failed element of assessment.

You do however have the right to re-sit any module that has been compensated. Please see the information at the top of the ‘Understanding My Results’ page for further information

Please note that in some cases compensation for a module may impact upon professional body requirements /membership. Please contact your course leader as a matter of urgency if you have any concerns regarding this.

Due to time constraints, if you do wish to re-take the compensated module, you must let us know via email to your Campus Advice Zone within three working days of your results being published. If we do not hear from you within this time we will assume you will be accepting your current grade.

Students studying at Partner Colleges, Partner Organisations or UNICAF should contact their usual course contact.

If you have assessments still to complete due to resits, repeats,  or extenuating circumstances, it is essential that you contact the International Advice Team to discuss any implications on your visa.

As you may have completed your course you may find the information on the coming to the end of your studies pages useful to prepare for returning home.

If you are eligible to attend a graduation ceremony and are returning home then you will need to apply for entry clearance as a general visitor to return to the UK to attend. Further information can be found on the visitor visa page.

If you are interested in working in the UK after your studies it is important that you have the correct visa to do so. Further information on the relevant routes available to students who have completed their studies can be found on the working in the UK after your studies pages.

If you are intending to undertake further study you should visit the pages on extending your student visa.

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