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    Middlesex committed to a No Detriment policy

    No Detriment policy update from Academic Board

    The University’s Academic Board met on Tuesday 28 April and discussed the best ways to continue supporting our students in these very challenging times. Academic Board is the University’s main group for discussing general issues relating to teaching and research. Our MDXSU Student Officers, who are members of the Board, reported that students would be particularly reassured by an explicit No Detriment policy. Academic Board is clear that Middlesex is committed to a No Detriment policy, which will be holistic, and carefully grounded in the University’s specific context.

    Our aim is that no student should do worse than they would have done if COVID-19 had not happened. We will put this into operation using three key principles of assurance:

    1. We will use robust evidence using pre-COVID-19 performance for deciding individual baseline grades.
    2. As disciplines differ in the nature of their assessments, the detailed processes of setting baselines will be worked through at faculty level with the involvement of MDXSU Student Officers.
    3. Assessment Boards will take into account performance prior to COVID-19 and from previous years to ensure fairness of award outcomes.

    Best wishes,
    Professor Nic Beech – Vice-Chancellor 
    Anas Badar – MDXSU President
    Lucy Holland – MDXSU Vice President Arts & Creative Industries
    Tahmina Choudhery – MDXSU Vice President Professional & Social Sciences
    Khalid Abumaye – MDXSU Vice President Science & Technology

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