A referral is an opportunity to make good an element of the module that you've failed. This may be a piece of coursework, an exam or both. It means you don't have to re-take a module, just repeat the element (coursework, exam or both) that you've failed. This means that you have to redo the assignment and submit it in time for a further deadline, the referral deadline. If the original failure is redeemed, i.e. you pass the referral, then the work is graded with the lowest pass mark, i.e. 40%. If you have been given a referral, the details of the task set will be posted on UDO.
You must register to accept a referral (see paragraph below). Only one referral opportunity is offered per element. If passed your grade for that element will be capped at 40%. If you fail the referral opportunity you will need to retake the module in its entirety and this will be capped at 40%.
How to accept a referral: Referrals are offered in a drop down box next to your mark in your student centre in UDO/BlackBoard and a box will appear which will ask you to accept or reject. You may have been offered referrals in more than one element. To accept or reject please select from the drop down box.
Please note that if you do not submit a component of coursework you will receive an NS grade. Under normal circumstances you will not be offered a referral where an NS grade has been recorded for the coursework component.