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Banking your assessment

The Assessment Banking Rules set out the conditions you will have to meet if, when you defer a module, you wish to retain the scores from assessments you have completed, carry these forward to a future presentation of the same module, and complete the assessment requirements during that future presentation. This process is called 'assessment banking'. To see the rules that apply to you, click on the link for the academic year in which the standalone module or the relevant module within a qualification you are studying started:

Please note: the Assessment Banking Rules 2014/15 to 2015/16 continues to apply in the 2016/17 academic year for students resident in England or outside of the UK who are receiving transitional fee arrangements. It continues to apply in the 2017/18 academic year for students eligible for an additional year of discounted fees.

Bullying between students or students and staff - Dignity and Respect Policy

The Dignity and Respect policy replaces the previous Student Code for Dealing with Bullying and Harassment to clarify the responsibility of reporting and taking action in cases of bullying and harassment by students against staff or fellow students and is aligned to the new Staff Bullying and Harassment Policy. The policy applies to all forms of bullying and harassment occurring in OU contexts, including residential schools, tutorials, day schools and research supervision sessions. Part 1 sets out the policy and Part 2 covers the procedures for taking informal and formal action, and sources of support.

Cases of alleged serious criminal offence, such as physical and sexual assault, must be immediately reported to the police. In such cases the University will take no action under this policy (other than suspension, if considered necessary) until the outcome of any criminal investigation is known.

NOTE: If you are a disabled student and you would like to receive this procedure in an alternative format please contact the Strategy and Quality Development Team in Academic Services at You should also contact the Strategy and Quality Development Team in Academic Services if you wish to discuss any reasonable adjustments to these procedures to take into account your disability and any additional support you may need in raising and pursuing your bullying or harassment issue due to your disability