Module Assessment Boards (MABs) and Programme Assessment Boards (PABs) are key stages in the assessment process after your assessments have been completed and marked.
There are four departments/schools within the Faculty of Business and Law responsible for developing and delivering modules within their area of knowledge and expertise. These are:
- Department of Accounting, Finance and Informatics
- Department of Management
- Department of Strategy, Marketing and Innovation
- Law School
Each module is managed by a Module Leader at Kingston University who is responsible for the delivery of the module including setting the assessment (exams and assignments). Each module has a Module Descriptor that specifies the aims of the module, the learning outcomes and how these will be assessed. When the assessment has been written it will be subject to scrutiny by other members of the department to ensure that the assessment is clear and contains no mistakes, that it is consistent with the module learning outcomes, and that it is of an appropriate level.
After marking has been completed a sample of the assessments will be moderated to ensure that the marking is fair and consistent, this is particularly important when a number of different markers have been involved. Adjustments to the marks may be made at this stage to ensure consistency is achieved.
At the end of each academic year, each department holds a Module Assessment Board (MAB) to consider and confirm students' individual module results. Any marks you receive during the year, for example for semester one modules, should be regarded as provisional until the MAB has confirmed the results.
Student module marks are then passed to the Programme Assessment Board (PAB). At the PAB, the Course Directors consider the overall performance of each individual student. Decisions about progression to the next level, compensation, reassessment and degree classification are made by the PAB in accordance with the Undergraduate Modular Scheme (UMS) Regulations which can be found on My Kingston: https://mykingston.kingston.ac.uk/myuni/academicregulations/Pages/undergraduate.aspx