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UCDSU is delighted to announce that the No Disadvantage Policy, drafted by SU representatives and a group of University Management has passed.

Grading will now change to take into account that every single student is being affected by the lock down.

This would not have been possible without the continued and sustained pressure put on by the grassroots activism from students across campus. It was your letters, emails, posts and hard work that got us to the table and ultimately ensured that NO student's grades will be negatively impacted by the crisis. Thank you to every student who contributed to this campaign.

The main points:

There is a recognition that ALL students are studying under exceptional circumstances and this must be taken into consideration when grading assessments.

Of course, students' grades can still improve this term, however module coordinators will not penalise students for performing to a lesser standard as a result of the extraordinary conditions that they are under.

Grade penalties for late submissions ARE LIFTED.

There are a variety of mechanisms in place if someone cannot complete an assessment or fails it, including options for in-module re-sits. These will allow students to complete assessments without the need to defer them to the next academic term. 

If students choose to apply for extenuating circumstances and an IX grade for any module, these will be given automatically.

For more details see our NO DISADVANTAGE POLICY FAQ's HERE

If you have any questions, please direct them to your module coordinator. 

I’m stressed/ upset/ exhausted. Can UCD help me in any way?

Yes. There are a number of people you can reach out to for help. They include: