Swansea University

Policy on Publishing Student Marks

Policy on Publishing Student Marks

Provisional Marks

Provisional marks are marks which have not yet been presented to the University Progression and Awards Board and therefore may be subject to modification.  Provisional marks will be available to undergraduate and postgraduate students via the Student Intranet account.  Component marks will appear on a student’s Intranet account as soon as they are entered by the College.  The overall module mark will appear once all component marks for the module have been entered.

Marks awarded during the main examination periods (January/May-June/August), will not appear on a student’s intranet account immediately but will appear either at the end of the examination period or once they have been confirmed by the Progression and Awards Board (exceptions apply).  Any provisional marks already entered will be frozen during this period.  Where marks are published after the University Progression and Awards Board, students will be notified of the date of publication.

There will be no provisional marks shown for taught master’s dissertations.  Such marks shall be available only once confirmed by the University Progression and Awards Board.

Confirmed Marks

Confirmed marks are marks which have been confirmed by the University Progression and Awards Board and the External Examiner.

Academic Services is responsible for the formal notification of confirmed marks and results to undergraduate and taught postgraduate students following the University  Progression and Awards Board.   Confirmed marks and results will be available for undergraduate and postgraduate students via their student intranet account.  This function may be delegated to Colleges in exceptional circumstances. Every effort shall be made to notify candidates of their results within a week of the relevant University Progression and Awards Board being held.

Subsequent to this notification, for purposes of the degree ceremonies, Colleges shall be permitted to publish the award decision by student name. In this case, students should be given the option of requesting that their name and result be omitted from any such publication.

Where individual assessment marks and module marks are made available on a basis that is not confidential, Colleges should adhere to the following:

  • all academic results published by Colleges must be by student number;
  • Any publication of results which have not been confirmed by the appropriate Board must include a clear statement that the results are provisional and subject to University ratification.