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Academic Standards and Assessment  

The University is committed to operating equitable, valid and reliable processes of assessment which enable every student to demonstrate the extent to which they have achieved the intended learning outcomes for the credit and qualification being sought. The process of assessment is a key element in the setting and maintenance of academic standards.

The below links provide access to the University’s regulations and policies on assessment. Please contact one of the Academic Standards and Assessment team, listed below, if you have any queries.




(GEAR, PEAR, PGTEAR, Regulations for Qualifications Awarded Jointly by the University of Sussex & University of Brighton)​



(Assessment Policy, Guidelines for Moderation of Summative Assessment, Undergraduate/Postgraduate Marking/Grading Scale/Descriptors, EMA Guidelines, In Year Module Retrieval)

Academic Misconduct

(Academic Misconduct Forms, Templates and Policy, Plagiarism Awareness Resources [For Staff and Students], Fitness to Practise)

Examination Boards

(AEB/CEB Terms of References and Membership Templates, Exam Board Workshop notes, AEB/CEB decisions guides)

Mitigating Circumstances

(A Guide to Regulations on Mitigating Circumstances, Mitigating Circumstances Sub-Committee Terms of Reference, Mitigating Circumstances Report Template) 


(Support for High Performance Athletes, Policy for Managing the Recognition of Prior Learning [RPL], Blended Learning Policies, Guide to Academic Appeals, Accommodating Religious Observance During Examinations [Guidance for Staff]), Postgraduate Borderline statement



Hastings Teach-Out Guidance

(Guidance, and latest news, on the teach-out of the Hastings campus). This page has restricted access. Please contact Chris Hill if you require access and are unable to load the page.

External Examiners (Internal Information)

(External Examiner Reports/Records, Nomination/Extension/Reallocation Forms, External Examiner Handbook)

External Examiners Homepage

(An External Website for External Examiners, Containing Information, Advice and Guidance, Claim Forms, Annual Report Forms, and Contact Details)





 ASA Staff

Quality and Standards Manager

GEAR, regulations, examination boards

Quality Advisor

Assessment Policy, examination boards, data, external quality review

Quality and Standards Officer

External Examiner appointments, fees, reports and training, secretary to SCEEN

Divisional Administrator
External Examiner fees and expenses

Quality Advisor

 Academic regulations, quality enhancement, learning and teaching policy

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