Guide to Viewing Results through the Student Portal This is a guide to accessing your student results through the student portal following referrals and deferrals. For further details on the information contained in this guide, please refer to the Academic Regulations along with any additional course information you may have been given. Accessing student results Student marks will be made available on the student portal. To view your marks, you will need to access your student portal page and click on my assessments near the top of the page. This page will give you a list of all your marks for the current academic year. However, it is important to understand that these marks may be subject to change. The University has a formal meeting - the Unit Assessment Board - to confirm these marks and until this meeting all marks are provisional. The Unit Assessment Board has the power to both raise and lower marks, as well as confirm them as presented. If marks are not confirmed, they will be a different colour. Marks that are not yet available will be highlighted in blue. Marks that have not been considered by a Unit Assessment Board will be highlighted in pink. This is described in full detail at the top of the my assessments page. What do the results mean? The my assessments page gives you the overall mark for each unit and tells you whether you have passed or failed. The normal unit pass mark for the University of Portsmouth is 40% but it is necessary to check the result column as well to discover whether this is a Pass. There are exceptions to this unit pass mark but you will have been informed of this by the Unit Co-ordinator. There should normally be one of four comments in the status column - Pass, Refer, Defer or Fail. Pass means that you have achieved the Pass criteria for the unit and been awarded the credit. Refer means that you have not achieved the Pass criteria for the unit and that you will have to undertake some form of referral work to achieve the Pass criteria. Defer means that you have submitted a valid Extenuating Circumstances Form and would normally be given the opportunity to undertake the same type of assessment artefact again with no penalty. Fail means that you have not achieved the Pass criteria and are not eligible for referral. The next page describes in detail how you can find out what you achieved for each assessment artefact you submitted. These unit marks can be used to get a rough idea of the decision the Board of Examiners will make at the end of the academic year. If you have passed everything, you should be able to progress to the next year or, if you are on the final stage of a course, you should be recommended for an award. You may be eligible to progress with trailing units or progress with deferrals if you have failed 20 credits or less or been deferred in 60 credits or less, provided you having attempted all the assessment including any referral expected in the unit(s) in question. If you have failed to achieve a pass in 20 credits or less and you are on your final year of an undergraduate course, you may be eligible for compensation. The compensation rules for postgraduate students are more complicated but are in Section 18 of the Academic Regulations. If you have been failed more than 20 credits, you will normally be expected to repeat the units and/or the year. The Board of Examiners also has the discretion to exclude a student on academic grounds who, in its academic judgement, fails to make satisfactory progress. For deferred units, you can get a full breakdown of the assessment artefacts by clicking on the mark achieved. This will take you into a new screen. This will have each of the assessments and the marks achieved. Again, you should note that if the marks have not been confirmed they will be highlighted in blue or pink. Each of the assessment artefacts will have a mark against it and will indicate whether the artefact was passed or failed. However this will need to be considered in conjunction with the overall unit grade. For referred units, only the overall unit grade will be given. If you click on the mark, it will show you the marks you achieved in the main sitting, not the referral sitting. Each piece of referral work you did is marked on a Pass/Fail basis – if you passed them all you will be capped at the pass mark for the unit – normally 40%. However, you have to pass all the individual referral pieces of work for a unit to pass the unit so failure in any one of them will lead to failure of the unit. IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS AT ALL CALL YOUR DEPARTMENT OR SCHOOL OFFICE!