6.12 Missing an Individual Assessed Presentation (including Oral Exams)

If a student is absent for a reason not covered by the mitigation process, they are deemed to have failed the presentation component and a mark of zero should be returned for the assessment. Where it is possible to rearrange an assessment in an appropriate form (e.g. in the case of a performance), within two weeks, a capped mark (maximum 40%) will be given. If no alternative assessment is possible a mark of zero will be returned. Also note that as an assessed presentation may count as a contact point for attendance monitoring, failure to attend will also be dealt with under the attendance monitoring procedures.

In cases where the better of two assessments counts towards the module mark (better of two essays, presentations or oral examinations), the failure to produce/attend the second assessment will result in the final mark for the first assessment being halved in the calculation of the overall module mark.

In cases where students are absent for reasons covered by the mitigation process (illness or other exceptional personal circumstances):

  • The member of staff concerned should ensure that the student submits mitigating evidence as per the standard procedures. Absence from an assessed presentation is in effect absence from an exam.
  • Where possible, the member of staff should reschedule the presentation.
  • Where (2) is not possible the student should be asked to deliver an oral presentation to the members of staff taking the course, and to submit supporting paper work and a coversheet where required. This will be assessed by the tutor as equivalent to a presentation to the class as a whole.