Examination and Assessment Check 2017

The Examination and Assessment Check for 2017 exams – Closed

 

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Online Module Registration (OMR) – Open 13 – 24 March 2017

Choose the modules you want to study next year

From 13 – 24 March 2017, if you’re a stage one or two student, you must choose the modules you want to study in 2017-18.

You will need to log into your SDS during this time to submit your choices.

Further information and instructions will be sent to you via email – please read and be prepared!

Guidance is also available at www.kent.ac.uk/omr

OMR is not first come first served, but you must ensure that you have submitted your selections by Friday 24th March in order to give you the best opportunity to register for your preferred choice of module.

Why do I need to choose so early?

There are over 1500 modules available to students across three faculties which need to be allocated tutors, teaching rooms and timetables.

A few modules have to be restricted in number, especially if they need specialist equipment or to use a particular room/space. Where these modules are oversubscribed they are subject to random allocation to ensure you are given equal chance of taking the module. This takes place after you have chosen your modules so you have to be in it to be included.

Even if you’re not taking one of these restricted modules you still need to choose during the OMR process so that planning can go ahead. We need to check that you’re meeting the requirements of your programme, allow schools to cancel modules which aren’t popular or draft in more teaching staff for over-subscribed modules and help timetabling to prevent clashes between key modules.

You can view module information on the module catalogue. https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/modules/

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Module Registration Next Steps

Many thanks to all of you who picked your modules during Online Module Registration. Random allocation is now complete and you will have received an email if you were unsuccessful in your application or if you are ineligible for a module you have picked.

You should now have 120 credits registered for 2016/17 if you are registered on a full-time programme. To check if you have the required amount please log in to SDS, choose Details & Study and My Modules-Details. You will see a list of all the modules you have taken to date and the modules you have selected for the next academic year.

Full-time students with less than 120 credits will be able to choose their remaining credits from a list of available modules between 3rd-13th May 2016. Emails will be sent to all affected students on 3rd May with details of how to choose any remaining credits.

If you do not have the required 120 credits by 14th May you will be allocated to appropriate modules by your School by the end of term.

Changes to your module choices

1. July-August: Requests for changes
Following the release of results in the summer, you may submit a request to change a module by emailing hsugo@kent.ac.uk. All such requests will be treated on a first come, first served basis, and your choices will be restricted to modules appropriate for your programme which have space available. All requests must be made by 31 August at the latest. This is so that the timetable can be finalised and final room allocations made prior to the start of term.

2. Start of Term
If at the start of term you wish to change a module, you can make a request to do this by emailing hsugo@kent.ac.uk. All such requests will be treated on a first come, first served basis, and your choices will be restricted to modules appropriate for your programme which have space available. The deadline for all module changes is 7 October.

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Online Module Registration

Many thanks to all of you who took part in module registration between 14th March and 29th March. We’re now processing your choices to ensure that they are valid on your programme of study, that prerequisite requirements are met and that there are no other criteria which may limit you from taking a particular module.

The Schools are also undertaking random allocation on modules which are oversubscribed to ensure that students who took part in OMR are given a fair chance of obtaining a place on one of these modules. For this reason, module registration is now closed until all of the random allocation and validation processes have been completed. Your module choices will show as unconfirmed until this process is complete – this is normal procedure and nothing to worry about. Your modules will be registered by Friday 13th May 2016.

 

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Online Module Registration

OMR poster Final

Online Module Registration: Which modules will you choose?
From 14 – 25 March 2016, if you’re a stage one or two student, you must choose the modules you will study in 2016-17.
You will be able to choose your modules in SDS.
You’ll be emailed with information about what you need to do – please read this and be prepared! You’ll find screen by screen instructions on our website at http://www.kent.ac.uk/hsugo/omr/stage2.html
You might also find our FAQs helpful: http://www.kent.ac.uk/hsugo/omr/faqs.html

Why do you need to register so early?
There are over 1500 modules available to students across three faculties which need to be allocated tutors, teaching rooms and timetables.
Some modules have to be restricted in number, especially if they need specialist equipment or to use a particular room/space. Where these modules are oversubscribed they are subject to random allocation to ensure all students are given equal chance of taking the module. This takes place after students have chosen their modules so you have to be in it to be included.
Even if you’re not taking one of these modules you still need to choose during the OMR process so that planning can go ahead. This gives us time to check that you’re meeting the requirements of your programme, allows schools to cancel modules which aren’t popular or draft in more teaching staff for over-subscribed modules and helps timetabling to prevent clashes between key modules.
If you picked modules last year you can use this opportunity to change your choices if you want to. You may find that your programme requirements look a bit different this year – we’ve tried to make things simpler and easier to understand. Please let us know if you have any difficulties choosing your modules.

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The Exams Office Needs You!

As we move into the second term it may seem a little premature to be thinking about summer exams but here in the exams office we’re already making plans to make sure the exam period runs as smoothly as possible. But to do this we really need your help!
From 1st February we’d like you to take a few minutes to check that all of your details are correct by completing the examination and assessment check via SDS. You just need to check that you’re registered for the correct modules and that they are being assessed as expected – i.e coursework and/or exam.
To do this just log on to SDS as normal, select Registration

Exam Registration Screen 1

Then select Examination and Assessment Check and follow the instructions on screen.
If you have an Inclusive Learning Plan (ILP) please take a moment to check your exam adjustments are correct. On SDS select Details and Study and My Details. You’ll see a button marked My Inclusive Learning Plan if you have been in contact with the Student Support and Wellbeing team (SSW).

Exam Registration Screen 2

Click on this button to see the details of your ILP. At the bottom of the page you’ll see a box marked
Exam Adjustments:

Exam Registration Screen 3

Last year the exams team scheduled around 900 exams and more than 60,000 papers.
This takes a lot of planning! If you’re unable to attend your exam due to religious reasons or you’re planning to intermit or leave the university it’s important that you let us know so we don’t schedule you in for exams you cannot attend.

If any of your details are incorrect or you don’t need the exam adjustments you’ve been given please let us know via email at exams@kent.ac.uk.

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Spring Term Module Changes & Winter Closure

The deadline for Spring term seminar and module changes is 29th January 2016 for all Undergraduate students. Though you are welcome to make changes up until this date, you will be responsible for catching up on any work you may have missed for any changes made after the first day of term. To minimise disruption to your studies we recommend that you take the time now to check whether you may wish to change a Spring term module.

Your programme handbooks can be found here and further details of modules, including assessment patterns, timetables and reading lists can be found via the Online Module Catalogue or by speaking to the module convenor for information. The sooner you make the change to your record the less disruption to your studies there will be.

Please note that the University of Kent will close at 5pm on 23rd December 2015 and will reopen on 4th January 2016. Apart from these dates the Undergraduate Office will be open as usual over the winter break to assist with any enquiries.

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Changes to Module Levels

As a result of a recent Higher Education Review, the University has now changed the way that module study levels are determined. Previously, letters were used to show Certificate (C), Intermediate (I) and Higher (H) level modules. These have now been replaced by numerical equivalents at levels 4, 5 and 6 respectively. This means that Stage 1 students will usually be studying level 4 modules, Stage 2 students level 5 and Stage 3 students level 6. A conversion table can be found here: http://www.kent.ac.uk/teaching/qa/credit-framework/creditinfoannex2.html
Don’t worry, you don’t have to do anything and this won’t make any difference to your marks or the way that your results are calculated. You’ll just notice that the handbooks and module catalogue will look a bit different from the 2015/16 academic year onwards!

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Summer Break

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Well done and congratulations to all our finalist students who have now received their results and who will be preparing for the congregation ceremony this month.
For all of you who will be continuing at Kent in the 15/16 academic year, please make sure you have the required 120 credits registered (full-time students). You can check this on SDS via “details and study” and “my modules”.
The admin team will be working Monday-Friday 9-5 for the duration of the holiday and we’re happy to answer any questions or queries about your programme , modules, exams etc.

If you’re still on campus, enjoy the beautiful view from the Kent Eye and relax in the summer sunshine. But make sure you’re prepared in good time for the new year – don’t leave it all to the last minute!

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Exams Season is Upon Us!

Good luck to all of our undergraduate students undertaking assessments this term.

To view your results, you’ll need to check the results website at https://results.kent.ac.uk/ after your results have been released. 

Final year and diploma results will be released by Tuesday 23 June.

Stage 2 results will be released by Monday 6 July.

Stage 1 results will be released by Monday 13 July. 

For help understanding your results, please see our Frequently Asked Questions at http://www.kent.ac.uk/hsugo/exams/exam-faqs.html

 

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