The information and guidance documents on this page provide students with key information on our Assessment Regulations, including the University Marking Scale and the Assessment Criteria, how to submit work, and what happens if you fail an assessment.
The regulations also describe the ways in which the University ensures that marking is fair and accurate through internal and external moderation.
At UAL, all our students’ work is marked against five assessment criteria: enquiry, knowledge, process, communication and realisation, which are each explained below. Please take time to think about these five criteria. Use them to help guide your learning, and ask your tutor how to make them work for you.
2021-22 Assessment Regulations
The following regulations apply to all taught higher education students enrolling after 1 September 2017, on stages commencing from September 2021:
The following policies apply to all taught higher education students enrolling after 1 September 2017:
Guidance documents for Students
The university has introduced new assessment criteria from the 2019/20 academic year. A small number of courses will continue using the previous marking criteria until the course is completed. Students should refer to their course handbook for confirmation of the criteria being used for their assessment.