What if I have been referred?

A referral is where you do not achieve the minimum overall pass mark in the module or achieve a pass grade. You are entitled to take one referral. If you pass, the assessment task will be capped at the minimum pass mark or you will receive a pass grade, as appropriate.

If your referral is in an exam task, you will normally be required to be reassessed during the refer/defer exam period in July. However, some modules may require you to be reassessed outside of this period. If this is the case, your Faculty Helpdesk will provide this information.


The examination schedule is normally available by late June via your Timetables channel. It is important that you confirm the dates, times and venues of your referred/deferred examinations as soon as the timetable becomes available, so that if you have any difficulties in obtaining the information there is time to ensure that you have all the details well in advance of your examinations.


Your reassessment work will be available on the relevant Blackboard module site. If you can’t find the work please contact your module leader.

International students

If you are an international student on a Tier 4 General Student Visa you may need more time to complete your course following a referral. Speak to an Adviser in the International Experience Team to check if you are eligible to extend your visa in the UK. You can book a Visa Eligibility and Information Appointment by coming to the Student Support Services Reception, Level 5, Owen Building, or book online via Unihub.

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