Congratulations on completing your exams and other assessments.
This email gives more information for students due to graduate in June 2023 about how your results will be presented on MyCampus and about graduation.
If you are a continuing student (including PGT students set to graduate in December 2023) you will shortly receive further information relating to your progression to the next part of your degree.
As a final-year student, you should shortly be notified that your results are available and can be viewed on MyCampus. The normal deadline for the University to publish all results is 13 June.
However, as we have previously communicated, because of the disruption caused by the UCU marking and assessment boycott, some of your assessments may take longer to mark than usual.
Nevertheless, we expect students to be able to graduate on time and, wherever possible, with a confirmed degree classification.
We appreciate that in any year waiting for your results is a worrying time, and this year it’s exacerbated by the marking and assessment boycott. The University continues to offer a range of wellbeing and support services, including a new 24-hour Counselling and Advice Line available to all students.
If you have a query about your published results/overall award, please contact your School.
With best wishes,
Prof Martin Hendry
Clerk of Senate and Vice Principal
About industrial action
Why is the industrial action happening?
The UCU is striking in relation to issues of pay, pensions and working conditions.
Will the University campus be open during the industrial action?
Yes, the campus – including, we expect, all learning, social and sports facilities – will remain open throughout the strike. On strike days there may be a picket line at one or more of the entrances, but students and staff will not be prevented from freely entering and leaving the campuses.
Should I still attend University during the industrial action?
You will be expected to attend classes and supervisions as normal unless specifically advised not to do so by your School.
What will it look and feel like on campus?
Some staff on strike may form a picket line by standing outside university buildings and explaining to people why they are on strike. They aim to persuade fellow union members not to cross the picket line so that as many members as possible take strike action.
Anyone wishing to cross a picket line must be allowed to do so, and pickets should be carried out peacefully, without blocking entrances.
FINAL YEAR AND CONTINUING STUDENTS
Dear final-year student,
Please read the following information in relation to the publication of your results. These can be viewed on MyCampus and you will be notified when they have been published.
As a result of the on-going industrial action, unfortunately some results are currently incomplete. For some students, therefore, the reported outcomes are different from usual.
Please read the following very carefully in order to understand what your published results mean.
Graduating students: Confirmed final degree classification
If your record shows a degree classification (e.g. First class, lower second), this means either:
- That all your assessments have been marked and the results ratified by the Exam Board, OR
- That marking is not complete for some assessments, but sufficient ratified results are available for the Exam Board to have confirmed your final classification. In other words, had the missing grades been available, they could not have made any difference to your overall classification. If you fall into this group, no grade will have been entered against courses where marking is incomplete.
Students with a confirmed degree classification who have enrolled for graduation can attend the ceremony and will receive a degree parchment on the day.
Further information will follow as to any incomplete results. We would kindly request that you do not ask your School about these results as marking is still on-going and results will be released as soon as possible.
IMPORTANT: Please ensure that your MyCampus record includes an up to date postal address that the University can use inover the summer period in order to forward updated documentation.
Graduating students: Confirmed degree award, but no classification yet available
If your record shows the classification ‘UQ’ this means:
- That some assessments have not yet been marked. Sufficient ratified results are available for the Exam Board to have confirmed that you are eligible for award of the degree. However, it is not yet possible for the Exam Board to confirm your final degree classification. The missing grades, when available, will determine the classification to be awarded. If you fall into this group, no grade will have been entered against courses where marking is currently incomplete.
Students in this group who have enrolled for graduation can attend the ceremony and will receive a degree parchment on the day. As soon as your classification is confirmed you will be advised that your MyCampus record has been updated. If the classification is not confirmed by the date of graduation, the parchment will confirm that you have qualified for the award but will not specify a classification.
The University is working hard towards confirming a final classification for all graduating students. We would kindly request that you do not ask your School about when outstanding results will be confirmed as marking is still on-going and results will be released as soon as possible.
Updated documentation will be sent to you as soon as your final classification is confirmed.
IMPORTANT: Please ensure that your MyCampus record includes an up to date postal address that the University can use in over the summer period in order to forward updated documentation.
Graduating Students: No confirmed outcome
If your record does not show a classification (e.g. First, lower second, or ‘UQ’), unfortunately this means that, due to the limited availability of ratified results, it is not currently possible to confirm whether you are eligible for the award of the degree for which you are currently enrolled. As a matter of urgency, the University is prioritising the marking of outstanding work and will confirm an outcome as soon as possible. You will be advised as soon as your MyCampus record has been updated. We would kindly request that you do not ask your School about these results as marking is still on-going and results will be released as soon as possible.
Students in this group who have enrolled for graduation, and whose result remains unconfirmed at the time of graduation, can attend the ceremony but will not receive a degree parchment on the day. Once marking is complete and your final outcome is confirmed documentation will be sent to you.
IMPORTANT: Please ensure that your MyCampus record includes an up to date postal address that the University can use over the summer period in order to forward documentation.
If you have a query about your published results/overall award please contact your School.
If you have a query about your published results/overall award, please contact your School.
Teaching and Assessment
Will this boycott affect exams?
All exams in the Spring 2023 diet have taken place as scheduled. Marking of student assessments will be completed and scrutinized to the appropriate academic standards, and we expect no student will be prevented from progressing to the next stage of their degree, or graduating, because of the current industrial action.
In a small number of cases there may be a delay in the release of marks. If there is any delay that could affect employment or further degree plans, the University will provide a predicted degree classification.
We recognise this situation may be causing concern for students and we continue to offer a range of wellbeing and support services for anyone feeling anxious about the impact of the industrial action.
Will the boycott affect coursework hand-in deadlines?
All students should meet expected deadlines unless they have been granted an extension.
Will the boycott affect marking, results, and the return of coursework?
It is possible that marking, the return of coursework and the publication of results may be affected by the marking and assessment boycott. Schools will let students know about any delays as soon as they are known.
Will the boycott affect the issue of degree classifications?
It is possible that in a few instances, the University will not be able to issue final degree classifications on time. If a delay in receiving your degree classification could affect your employment or further degree plans, the University will help by providing a predicted degree classification.
Should I submit a good cause claim if I am affected by strike action?
Good cause claims relate to adverse circumstances that impact on your ability to complete your assessment. It is not anticipated that the strike action would result in such claims because you will not be assessed on any material that has not been adequately covered. Staff will make an academic judgement as to whether adequate learning opportunities have been provided, by means of taught classes or alternative learning opportunities, such as directed study, Moodle materials, use of annotated reading lists etc.
Good cause does remain available in line with the University regulations. For more information see the Good Cause FAQs.
I am an international student on a Tier 4 visa, will the industrial action affect my attendance?
No. If necessary, Schools will have alternative arrangements in place to note students’ engagement with their studies.
I am a Postgraduate Research student; how will the boycott affect me?
It is possible that doctoral visas scheduled during the period of strike action may be affected. Members of an examination committee intending to take action will be encouraged to advise any such candidates in advance. In the event that a viva is postponed, it will be rearranged as soon as possible.
Similarly, supervision meetings due to take place during the period of action may be affected. Staff will be encouraged to advise students of anticipated disruption. The University expects that any missed supervisory meetings will be re-scheduled wherever possible.
Who can I contact for help and advice?
If you have any further questions about the industrial action, you can get help with the UofG Helpdesk.
Can I still email my lecturer/supervisor/other teaching staff?
Yes, but there may be a delayed response if the person you are contacting is on strike. If you need urgent advice please also contact your School administration team.
How can I make a complaint about the industrial action?
Any complaints about the industrial action should be addressed to email@example.com.
Further information on the complaints process is available at: glasgow.ac.uk/connect/complaints.