School of Psychology

Examinations and Assessment

                                                     

This page gives information on assessment, submission of work and exams as well as documents that support and inform your studies and module marks.

Submitting your work

Year 1

Since 2014/15, students taking first year modules have usually been asked to submit assessments electronically where assessments are text-based, for example, an essay. Your Sussex Direct - Assessment Deadlines & Exam Timetable will give all assessment details, including whether the assessment is to be submitted via e-submission through Sussex Direct or via a different method. Feedback for all e-submission assessments will also be provided electronically.

Please refer to the frequently asked questions available on the following webpage for further information:

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/tel/submission/students/esubmission

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/tel/submission/students/faqs

www.sussex.ac.uk/adqe/standards/examsandassessment/esubmission

Turnitin

You are encouraged to use the internet-based text-matching service, Turnitin, prior to submitting your assessments. This may help you identify problems with your referencing.

Turnitin is also used during the marking process as a means of checking the originality of submitted work. From 2014/15 all assessments submitted electronically via e-submission will be uploaded to the Turnitin database and an Originality Report will be made available to the marker. Please refer to the frequently asked questions available on the following webpage for further information:

www.sussex.ac.uk/adqe/standards/examsandassessment/esubmission

Year 2

Since 2015/16, students taking second year modules have usually been asked to submit assessments electronically where assessments are text-based, for example, an essay. Your Sussex Direct - Assessment Deadlines & Exam Timetable will give all assessment details, including whether the assessment is to be submitted via e-submission through Sussex Direct or via a different method. Feedback for all e-submission assessments will also be provided electronically.

Please refer to the frequently asked questions available on the following webpage for further information:

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/tel/submission/students/esubmission

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/tel/submission/students/faqs

www.sussex.ac.uk/adqe/standards/examsandassessment/esubmission

Turnitin

You are encouraged to use the internet-based text-matching service, Turnitin, prior to submitting your assessments. This may help you identify problems with your referencing.

Turnitin is also used during the marking process as a means of checking the originality of submitted work. From 2014/15 all assessments submitted electronically via e-submission will be uploaded to the Turnitin database and an Originality Report will be made available to the marker. Please refer to the frequently asked questions available on the following webpage for further information:

www.sussex.ac.uk/adqe/standards/examsandassessment/esubmission

Year 3

From 2016/17, students taking final year modules will usually be asked to submit assessments electronically where assessments are text-based, for example, an essay. Your Sussex Direct - Assessment Deadlines & Exam Timetable will give all assessment details, including whether the assessment is to be submitted via e-submission through Sussex Direct or via a different method. Feedback for all e-submission assessments will also be provided electronically.

Please refer to the frequently asked questions available on the following webpage for further information:

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/tel/submission/students/esubmission

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/tel/submission/students/faqs

www.sussex.ac.uk/adqe/standards/examsandassessment/esubmission

Turnitin

You are encouraged to use the internet-based text-matching service, Turnitin, prior to submitting your assessments. This may help you identify problems with your referencing.

Turnitin is also used during the marking process as a means of checking the originality of submitted work. From 2014/15 all assessments submitted electronically via e-submission will be uploaded to the Turnitin database and an Originality Report will be made available to the marker. Please refer to the frequently asked questions available on the following webpage for further information:

www.sussex.ac.uk/adqe/standards/examsandassessment/esubmission

PG

From 2016/17, Masters and MRes students taking PG year modules will usually be asked to submit assessments electronically where assessments are text-based, for example, an essay.  Your Sussex Direct - Assessment Deadlines & Exam Timetable will give all assessment details, including whether the assessment is to be submitted via e-submission through Sussex Direct or via a different method. Feedback for all e-submission assessments will also be provided electronically.

Please refer to the frequently asked questions available on the following webpage for further information:

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/tel/submission/students/esubmission

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/tel/submission/students/faqs

www.sussex.ac.uk/adqe/standards/examsandassessment/esubmission

Turnitin

You are encouraged to use the internet-based text-matching service, Turnitin, prior to submitting your assessments. This may help you identify problems with your referencing.

Turnitin is also used during the marking process as a means of checking the originality of submitted work. From 2014/15 all assessments submitted electronically via e-submission will be uploaded to the Turnitin database and an Originality Report will be made available to the marker. Please refer to the frequently asked questions available on the following webpage for further information:

www.sussex.ac.uk/adqe/standards/examsandassessment/esubmission

PG Cert and PG Dip courses

Sussex Direct will give information on whether the work needs to be submitted to the school office or to a tutor or through a module study direct site. Where coursework is to be submitted to the the Psychology School Office in Pevensey 1 2a13, 2 copies of each piece of coursework need to be submitted. The relevant coversheets are available in the office and a coversheet needs to be need to be completed for each copy.

Late Penalties

What happens if I miss an assessment deadline?

Where applicable you may still submit the assessment within 7 days of the published deadline. This will incur a penalty, as follows:

  • Work submitted up to 24 hours late shall incur a penalty deduction of 5 percentage points (not 5% of the actual mark).
  • Work submitted after 24 hours and up to 7 days late shall incur a penalty deduction of 10 percentage points (not 10% of the actual mark)
  • No work shall be accepted after the 7 day penalty period has elapsed
Exceptional Circumstances Claims information 

The University acknowledges that as students go through the process of examination and assessment, there may be temporary, sudden and unforeseen circumstances which affect their performance in assessment. We have a procedure for managing how the impact of these circumstances can be taken into consideration.

Please access the links for further information.

Plagiarism and Collusion - Academic Misconduct

Plagiarism is the use, without acknowledgement, of the intellectual work of other people and the act of representing the ideas or discoveries of another as one’s own written work submitted for assessment.

Collusion is the preparation or production of work for assessment jointly with another person or persons unless explicitly permitted by the examiners. An act of collusion is understood to encompass those who actively assist others as well as those who derive benefit from others.

Information on how to avoid plagiarism and collusion can be found here;

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/s3/?id=33

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/adqe/standards/examsandassessment
Exams

Sample papers can be found here (please choose the relevant module and click on the resources tab within):

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/psychology/internal/coursesandmodules/modules

Please check the current format that exam papers will take using the rubric posted on the exam notice board in Pevensey 1.

Further information on attending and sitting an exam can be found here:

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/ssro/studentassessment/examinfo

If you are unable to attend an exam due to illness or an event beyond your control, please refer to the exceptional circumstances section above.

Help with managing your studies and competing your work

The following links give advice and support on many issues you might encounter including studying, managing your time and writing a good essay. There is online help and workshops and events that you can attend. There are also invidual tutorials available with a study skills adviser. Please also find links to the Student Life Centre and the Student Support Unit. The Student Life Centre can provide general help and support to students including help with how to complete an exceptional circumstances claim. The Student Support Unit has a team of specialist advisors who work with students who may need support at the university due to a long term condition.

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/studentlifecentre/

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/studentsupport/

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/skillshub/

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Assessment Marking Criteria