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UEA to introduce GPA system

UEA has announced it will be introducing a Grade Point Average (GPA) system to measure continuing and completed student achievements. UEA has described this as a “complementary measure” which will be used alongside the traditional degree classifications. GPAs will be calculated using a conversion table to determine the overall classification mark for the year. For final…

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Marking not automatically anonymous

The anonymous marking of student coursework is subject to uncertainty following the transition of online submission for some units from E:vision to Blackboard. Since the implementation of the  new e-marking system, essays no longer appear anonymous to the marker through default. To ensure that students remain unidentified, staff must ‘self-amend’ the system settings by a…

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UCU suspends marking boycott following talks with UUK

The University and College Union (UCU) voted last Wednesday to suspend all industrial action which came into force on the 6th November in response to proposed changes to the pensions of university professors. One aspect of industrial action that the UCU planned to implement was a marking boycott that would see lecturers refuse to mark…

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University study finds later work submission linked to lower marks

Think again before you procrastinate next time. Researchers at Warwick Business School tracked the online assignment submission of 777 undergraduate marketing students for five years and concluded that marks can drop by 5% on average if you hand in work at the last minute. While students who submitted their work 24 hours before the deadline…

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