Update for students: Semester 2 exams to be replaced by alternative assessment

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In an email to students (Monday, 30 March), WIT Registrar Dr Derek O'Byrne outlines that semester 2 exams will be replaced with alternative assessment

Dear Student

The Academic Council has announced today that as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic all semester 2 examinations scheduled for May are to be replaced by alternative assessment.

Programme teams are now developing alternative plans for assessment and will provide you with details of the alternative assessment arrangements for your programme on Friday 3rd April, including the dates on which the actual assessments will be given to you.

The submission dates for the revised assessment will be set by the lecturers for each module and can be expected within the period from 8th to 18th May.

Students should continue to engage with Moodle for their programme updates and for information.

The Academic Council recognise the difficult circumstances surrounding delivery and assessment in these unprecedented times and realise the extent of disruption that these necessary changes are causing to both staff and students but believe they are in the best interests of maintaining students’ academic progress and career aspirations.

We continue to advise students to adhere to published health advice, to practice social distancing and, above all, to stay safe.

Dr Derek O’Byrne
Vice President for Academic Affairs & Registrar


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