We know many students are concerned about the impact of coronavirus on their teaching and assessment in Easter Term. We have been in active discussion with the University around these issues in order to ensure that your concerns are heard and that students are provided with clear and consistent information.
A full list of FAQs with further information around teaching and assessment has now been published on the University website: www.cam.ac.uk/coronavirus/students
As you will be aware, faculties and departments are currently developing plans for alternative methods of assessment and these arrangements will be communicated to students by 31 March. Most students should be able to undertake their assessment in the normal examination period in Easter Term. However, many of you have raised concerns about the prospect of online assessment and the particular difficulties this may pose for certain groups of students.
The University has today confirmed that students who are unable to undertake their assessment in Easter Term will be given the opportunity to sit the assessment once the University is fully operational again. This may include:
- Students who do not have access to an internet connection
- Students who do not have a suitable study or exam environment away from Cambridge
- Students who have been unable to study or complete assessments as as result of illness
- Students who have been unable to study or complete assessments as a result of caring responsibilities to family members
We know many of you may still have questions or concerns about how this system will work in practice and what it will mean for students. We will continue working with the University to ensure that these issues are properly addressed in any alternative arrangements for teaching and assessment.
If you have general questions or concerns around teaching and assessment that are not addressed in the University FAQs, please let us know via this form here: https://forms.gle/2DTyp52PFYHAFhFy9
If you have specific issues relating to teaching and assessment within your Faculty or Department, we would encourage you to get in touch with your relevant Academic Rep, as they are best placed to feed into these discussions.