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Changes to policy and curriculum

Assessment Banking Rules 2019/20

Warning: the content within this page reflects the information available to students in the 2019/20 academic year. As such, this information may no longer be factually accurate.

November 2019

In November 2019, The Open University made a minor amendment to the Assessment Banking Rules 2019/20.

The changes made

  1. Update to the Scope section to clarify that Microcredential students are not in scope.

March 2019

In March 2019, The Open University published the new Assessment Banking Rules 2019/20. This supersedes the previous document - Assessment Banking Rules 2018/19. The policy has had some significant policy changes.

This policy contains information about the rules for deferring a module with assessment banking, which is one of the options laid out in section 3) of the Changing Your Study Plans Policy.

This document applies to undergraduate and postgraduate students on taught courses, registered or enrolled for modules from 1 August 2019.

The changes made

  1. The rules about missed assignments in Section 5 have changed. The rules now reflect that students are able to resume submission of assignments from the point of the most recently submitted assignment, rather than resumption of study being based upon the date of deferral.
  2. There are a number of presentational and minor editorial changes.

Please talk to your Student Support Team if you need any further information. You can find out how to contact them on Contact the OU.