BUE PRESIDENT COVID-19 UPDATE (6)
Dear BUE Community,
The campus will remain closed for the rest of Semester 2 and teaching will continue online until 30 April 2020.
A reduced teaching timetable for Ramadan will be in place for the final teaching and revision weeks.
Students must complete all coursework and assessments scheduled for Semester 2. The final deadline for the submission of Semester 2 coursework and assessments is 15 May 2020 (unless otherwise specified before by your Department/Faculty)
FINAL YEAR STUDENTS
Examinations and practical assessments for final year students will be postponed until the campus reopens.
Final year practical assessments will take place two weeks after the campus is able to reopen following an announcement by the Egyptian Supreme Council for Universities. A schedule of final year practical assessments and final exams will be published as soon as a re-opening date is announced.
BUE will provide additional teaching and revision support to help final year students prepare for their final practical assessments and exams.
DISSERTATIONS AND GRADUATION PROJECTS
The deadline for the submission of final year assessment projects (e.g. dissertations and graduation projects) will be two weeks after all final year practical assessments and exams have been completed. The submission deadline for final year assessment projects will be published with the final year examination schedule. Final year assessment projects will be marked normally.
SEMESTER 2 EXAMINATIONS FOR OTHER YEARS
All other examinations for Semester 2 will be replaced with alternative assessments.
The Quality and Validation team will publish the schedule of all Semester 2 alternative assessments to students on 29 April 2020.
Semester 2 alternative assessments will take place between 30 May and 16 June 2020.
All Semester 2 marks will be recorded on the BUE transcript as either pass or fail. Marks for Semester 2 will not be considered in calculating the year or cumulative averages.
Full marks will be recorded on the UK transcript for those students studying for degrees awarded by London South Bank University or Queen Margaret University.
SEMESTER 2 RESITS
Students who fail any of their Semester 2 coursework or assessments, including final practical assessments and exams, will be allowed to resit following BUE Academic Regulations.
Marks for all Semester 1 assessments will be recorded as usual.
Students who failed any of their Semester 1 coursework or examinations will be allowed to resit following BUE Academic Regulations.
PRACTICAL TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT FOR OTHER YEARS
Practical teaching and assessment, other than for final year students, will be postponed until the end of the campus closure period.
If students are not able to complete practical teaching or assessment before the start of the 2020/21 Academic Year they will be allowed to progress to the next year and will make up the teaching time and assessments to schedules set by their Faculties.
Special arrangements will be agreed for international students who are prevented from returning to campus to complete their practice-based teaching or assessments.
Examinations for postgraduate students will be postponed until the campus reopens.
Revised exam schedules for postgraduate students will be published as soon as a re-opening date is announced. Postgraduate exams will be marked normally.
The closure period will not be counted as part of the study period required for the degree.
I am proud of the great efforts made by both our students and staff during this difficult period. You have helped make the move to online teaching a great success and have all played your part in helping Egypt fight the spread of Covid-19. I wish you success with your assessments and look forward to seeing you all back on campus as soon as we are able to re-open.
Professor Ahmed Hamad