Examinations and assessment framework (EAF)

The Examinations and assessment framework (EAF) details the University's policy relating to University Examinations and assessment practices for undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses. It aligns with and expands on the Examination Regulations. It also provides more detailed guidance in relation to specific processes, primarily through annexes. It is of relevance for examiners and all other staff involved in University Examinations and assessment.


A PDF version of the full policy and guidance (including all annexes) is available below.

Examinations and assessment framework (valid from Michaelmas term 2023)


Operational guidance

Operational guidance and policy is provided through the Examination and Assessments staff website



The following circulars have been issued in 2023-24:

Examination policy for 2023-24


Word version annexes and forms

Annexes of the EAF provided as separate documents are available below:

Annex A: Examination conventions template for 2023-24

Reports for mitigating circumstances:

Section A - pro forma approach

Section B - table approach

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Tel: 01865 270091