The Department of Statistics is committed, and obliged by the School’s Academic Code, to providing you with timely and high-quality feedback on your work.The Department’s policy is to provide feedback for all students wherever possible. This goes beyond the School’s Academic Code. In particular, feedback will be provided to all students on all exams and on formative/summative coursework.
Collective written feedback will be provided on all exams (including resits), usually via Moodle. This will summarise the performance of the cohort as a whole on each question, highlighting common errors, and will usually be accompanied by the solutions.
Individual written feedback will be provided, except for group projects where feedback can be at the group level. For large courses, brief individual feedback may be supplemented by collective feedback for the whole cohort.
When can I expect to receive feedback?
All assessment submission deadlines and feedback timeframes will be clearly communicated to you at the start of the course. Feedback will be provided within the following timeframes.
• Formative work: within 3 term weeks of the submission deadline.
• Summative coursework: within 5 term weeks of the submission deadline*
• January exams: within 6 term weeks of the end of the exam period.
• Summer exams and autumn resits: within 3 weeks of the publication of final marks.
• MSc dissertations: within 2 weeks of the publication of the final exam results in Michaelmas term of the following academic year.
*However, where this would result in provisional marks being released in advance of the School’s provisional mark publication date, School deadlines must take priority. In these cases, feedback must wait until the provisional marks are officially released.
I have a question regarding feedback. Who do I contact?
The best people to approach are: the relevant course teacher, your academic mentor, or the Undergraduate Programmes Manager or MSc Programmes Manager, as appropriate. More information can be found here.