What is an assignment?
Assignments are student work which are marked and contribute towards the achievement of the module. Assignments usually mean work which is coursework, although an examination may also be expected as part of the module assessment.
Assignments can be undertaken through a range of methods: essay, laboratory report, poster, oral presentation, research report, dissertation, blog, final project, artwork and portfolio.
What is an assessment?
What kind of assessments can I expect from my modules?
Other types of assessment can include: exhibitions, performances, in-class tests, field work and many others.
How do I find out what the assessments (exams, coursework etc) are in every module I am taking?
These details can be found in online sources or in module handbooks.
What is coursework?
Coursework is undertaken throughout the delivery of the module and can be formative or summative.
What is a dissertation?
Usually the dissertation is undertaken in the final year of undergraduate and Masters programmes, and results in a thesis being written.
What is an essay?
What is an examination?
An examination or exam is a piece of work produced under controlled conditions. It is usually scheduled for a specific time and date, and usually has a time limit. Exams can include essays, performances or other forms of work. You should check your module information for exact details of the exam.
Exams are usually summative assessments which may include multiple choice questions, short answers, computer-based questions and essays.
The exam process
Please read our exam section to find out more about exams at UWE Bristol, including what you'll need to bring, reasonable adjustments and how to get your results.
What is a final project?
The project usually results in a report or thesis/dissertation being generated.
What is a portfolio?
Portfolios can form part of personal development activities through an award and can be paper or online based.
What is a primary source exercise?
What is a professional practice report?
Mentors within practice will support the achievement of specific skills and tasks, and so the undertaking of these can be written up in a report as an assignment.
What is a reflective diary?
What is a survey?
Module leaders are responsible for providing you with details of resit coursework.
If you have not received details of your coursework within 14 days of the publication of your results, you must contact your Student Administration Team (SAT) immediately.
Our guidance film for students and operational guide for assessment and feedback will help you to find out more about the cycle of assessment and the University’s processes.
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