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Provision for a final Discretionary attempt is set out for the following courses:

Please note that MBBS and MBBS International students can only apply for ONE discretionary attempt for the duration of the MBBS programme.

For the programmes listed in the list, students are permitted two automatic attempts at an assessment (first attempt and one resit). Students who fail an assessment at resit (second attempt) will be considered in accordance with the Procedure for consideration for a final discretionary attempt at an assessment (PDF).

There are two routes by which students might be permitted a third and final attempt – ‘Fast-Track Route' and ‘Full Consideration Route'.

Programme-specific fast-track criteria have been published alongside individual Programme Regulations and Schemes of Assessment and can also be accessed by clicking on the programme titles in the list above.

You can find more information about the two routes in the Final Discretionary Attempt FAQs (PDF).

Fast-Track Route

You will be notified by Examinations Team or your Programme Lead/Administrator regarding whether you have been ‘fast-tracked' or require ‘full consideration' normally within 3 working days of the Board of Examiners meeting. Board of Examiner Meeting dates can be found in the Examinations Calendar. If you have been fast-tracked, you need to confirm in writing to your Course Team that you wish to take up the fast-track offer.

Full-Consideration Route

If you have not been granted a fast-track third attempt by the Board of Examiners, you are still able to make a written application to a Discretionary Panel for a third attempt. Depending on your programme of study, you will be notified by either the Examinations Team or your Programme Lead/Administrator around the time the results lists are published of the need to apply for Full-Consideration. You should expect to receive ratified overall results/grades within 3 working days of the Board of Examiners meeting. Board of Examiner Meeting dates can be found in the Examinations Calendar. The Discretionary Panel will decide whether or not you will be permitted to repeat the assessment(s) for a third and final time.

Before applying for Full Consideration for a discretionary attempt, you should read the following documents:

How to apply for Full-Consideration by the Discretionary Panel

Download the Discretionary Panel Application Form (Word) and submit to the Student Conduct and Compliance Team, along with any supporting documentation, by the relevant deadline. 

Students are encouraged to submit up to two academic references in support of their application and to provide evidence for any circumstances referred to on the application form. Advice about who to approach for an academic reference is provided in the FAQs.

Attach all documentation as one PDF document when submitting by email. If you are submitting a hard copy, please  do not staple documents together or place documents in a file.

Documents should be submitted in the following order:

  1. Discretionary Panel Application Form

  2. Evidence (eg medical records, death certificates, major extra-curricular contribution etc)

  3. Academic References (no more than 2)

  4. Other supporting documents

When to apply

The course specific dates for each programme are listed in the table below. The cut-off time for submitting documents is 12 noon on the day of the deadline.


ProgrammeBoard of Examiners dateStudent deadline for submitting Discretionary Panel applicationProvisional date Discretionary Panel outcomes will be made available to students

BSc Biomedical Science (Years 1 & 2)

28/02/2022

17/03/2022

31/08/2022

BSc Biomedical Science (Years 1 & 2)

13/07/2022

01/08/2022

15/08/2022

BSc Biomedical Science (Years 1 and 2)

12/08/2022

01/09/2022

16/09/2022

BSc Biomedical Science (Years 2 and 3)

16/06/2022

05/07/2022

19/07/2022

BSc Diagnostic Radiography  (All Years)

29/06/2022

18/07/2022

01/08/2022

BSc Diagnostic Radiography  (All Years)

31/08/2022

20/09/2022

05/10/2022

BSc Healthcare Science (Year 1)

14/07/2022

02/08/2022

16/08/2022

BSc Healthcare Science (Year 1)

25/08/2022

14/09/2022

28/09/2022

BSc Healthcare Science (Years 2 & 3)

07/07/2022

26/07/2022

08/08/2021

BSc Healthcare Science (Years 2 and 3)

16/08/2022

05/09/2022

19/09/2022

BSc Occupational Therapy  (All Years)

29/06/2022

18/07/2022

01/08/2022

BSc Occupational Therapy  (All Years)

31/08/2022

20/09/2022

05/10/2022

BSc Paramedic Practice (All Years)

28/02/2022

17/03/2022

01/04/2022

BSc Paramedic Practice (All Years)

30/05/2022

20/06/2022

04/07/2022

BSc Paramedic Science  (All Years)

02/02/2022

18/02/2022

04/03/2022

BSc Paramedic Science  (All Years)

18/03/2022

06/04/2022

22/04/2022

BSc Paramedic Science (All Years)

11/05/2022

30/05/2022

13/06/2022

BSc Paramedic Science (All Years)

28/06/2022

18/07/2022

29/07/2022

BSc Paramedic Science (All Years)

11/07/2022

10/08/2022

25/08/2022

BSc Paramedic Science (All Years) 31/08/2022 20/09/2022 05/10/2022
BSc Physiotherapy (All Years) 21/04/2022 11/05/2022 25/05/2022
BSc Physiotherapy (All Years) 30/06/2022 18/07/2022 01/08/2022
BSc Physiotherapy (All Years) 24/08/2022 13/09/2022 27/09/2022
BSc Therapeutic Radiography (All Years) 27/07/2022 15/08/2022 30/08/2022
BSc Therapeutic Radiography (All Years) 10/08/2022 30/08/2022 14/09/2022
BSc Therapeutic Radiography (Years 2 & 3) 22/06/2022 11/07/2022 25/07/2022
MBBS F Year 22/04/2022 12/05/2022 25/05/2022
MBBS F Year Resit 22/06/2022 11/07/2022 25/07/2022
MBBS M4 (Year 1) 15/07/2022 04/08/2022 18/08/2022
MBBS M4 Resit (Year 1) 08/08/2022 25/08/2022 08/09/2022
MBBS M5 (Year 1) 08/07/2022 27/07/2022 10/08/2022
MBBS M5 (Year 2) 15/07/2022 04/08/2022 19/08/2022
MBBS M5 Year 1 and Year 2 Resit (M5 Years 1 and 2) 08/08/2022 25/08/2022 12/09/2022
MBBS P Year 06/07/2022 25/07/2022 08/08/2022
MBBS P Year Resit 21/07/2022 09/08/2022 23/08/2022
MBBS T Year 11/05/2022 30/05/2022 13/06/2022
MBBS T Year Resit 31/05/2022 21/06/2022 05/07/2022

Appealing the Outcome

Under the terms of the Procedure, students have the right to appeal an outcome under certain circumstances. The process for this is outlined in paragraph 4 of the Procedure. 

Support and Advice

The Vice President for Education and Welfare is able to meet with students to guide them through the student procedures and provide general advice and support.

All St George’s students can access an external online support service called Togetherall. This service is available 24/7 and is completely anonymous. They also offer a number of self-guided support courses. More information about Togetherall can be found on the University’s Togetherall webpage and in the following resources:

 

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