Absence from Assessed Presentations

Procedure in Case of Absence from an Individual Assessed Presentation

If a student is absent for a reason not covered by the mitigation process, they are deemed to have failed the presentation component and a mark of 0 should be returned for them.

 In cases where students are absent for reasons covered by the mitigation process (illness or other exceptional personal circumstances):

  1. The member of staff concerned should ensure that the student submits mitigating evidence to the College Office or the Info at St Luke's office. Absence from an assessed presentation is in effect absence from an exam and so must be treated as such.
  2. Where possible, the member of staff should reschedule the presentation.
  3. Where (b) is not possible the student should be asked to deliver an oral presentation to the members of staff taking the course, and to submit supporting paper work and a coversheet where required; this will be assessed by the tutor as equivalent to a presentation to the class as a whole.

Procedure in Case of Absence from an Assessed Group Presentation

If a student is absent for a reason not covered by the mitigation process, they are deemed to have failed the presentation component and a mark of 0 should be returned for them.

In cases where students are absent from assessed group presentations for reasons covered by the mitigation process (due to illness or other exceptional personal circumstances):

  1. The member of staff concerned should ensure that the student submits mitigating evidence to the College Office Absence from an assessed group presentation is in effect absence from an exam and so must be treated as such.
  2. Where possible, the member of staff should reschedule the presentation (this will not be feasible in many cases, but where it is, it is the best option).
  3. Where (b) is not possible, the student should be asked to produce a script of what they would have said, including an explanation of how this fitted in with the rest of the group’s work, and fill in a coversheet. If feasible, the student should be asked to deliver an oral presentation of their contribution to the tutor. This presentation, together with supporting documentation, will be assessed by the tutor instead of a presentation to the class as a whole.

Where it seems that the remaining members of a group have been adversely affected in the presentation by the absence of a member of the group, staff must take this into account when awarding a mark for the group as a whole.