UEA has introduced a "safety net" to ensure the impact of covid-19 doesn't negatively affect your final degree outcome.
The following information has been taken from the university's guidance for undergraduate students and is correct as of 06/05/2020. Full details can be found here.
Final year students
For the purposes of degree classification, we will introduce a safety net so that your final year average cannot be lower than the average you have attained in the previous counting year of study. This safety net means that your degree classification can only be improved by undertaking any further assessments.
For penultimate year students
For the purposes of degree classification, we will introduce a safety net so that you are not disadvantaged. At the end of your course in 2020/21, we will use the higher of your two year averages for 2019/20 and 2020/21 as the counting year average for your second year in the degree classification calculation (or third year for Integrated Masters students). This means that your current year-average mark will be ‘safety – netted’.
For other continuing students for whom 2019/20 is a counting year
If the academic year 2019/20 is a counting year for degree classification purposes but is not your penultimate year, (for example, if you are a second year student on an Integrated Masters degree course) we will substitute your 2020/21 year average mark, if it is higher than your 2019/20 average year mark, for your 2019/20 mark when calculating your degree classification;
If you have any more questions and would like to discuss your particular situation with an advisor, get in touch via our online contact form here