Your progression advice will be made available to you on results day. This will explain your next steps with the University, and if there are any actions you need to take. You will be able to find your progression advice on the “My Results” tile on MyDMU.

It is important that you read this advice and understand what it means to you.

To help you do this we have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions that may help you understand your progression advice better.

Please note that the below information is for Postgraduate Students who are receiving their results on the 10th November 2022

How do I access my results?

You can access your results through the “My Results” tile on MyDMU. You can also access your progression information in the same place. You can find information on how to navigate your “My Results” tile here – My Results and Progression quick start guide v1.4 (dmu.ac.uk)

I have passed my course and received my award. What do I need to do now?

Celebrate!

The University will be in touch shortly regarding your certificate and your graduation ceremonies, but for now there is nothing further that you need to do.

You can find further information regarding the Graduation Ceremonies here – Graduation ceremonies (dmu.ac.uk)

I have passed my first term / second term modules, and have been told I can progress. What do I need to do now?

Celebrate!

We would advise you then check Blackboard for information on what you will do next

I have failed my course and have been dismissed from the University. What are my options?

Please contact the Student Advice Centre by completing our Online Query Form, or 0116 257 7243, to discuss further.

When will I receive my Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)?

You should receive your HEAR approximately one week after you have received your results

I have deferrals to complete. When will these take place?

You will complete these deferrals at the next assessment opportunity. Your Module Leader should be able to give you more information about when this will be.

You will not be able to graduate, and may not be able to progress to the next stage of your course, until you have passed these deferrals

I have been told to complete resits. When will I need to do these?

You will complete these resits at the next assessment opportunity. Your Module Leader should be able to give you more information about when this will be.

You will not be able to graduate, and may not be able to progress to the next stage of your course, until you have passed these resit.

Will my resit be capped?

Yes, your resit will be capped at a pass mark.

Why can I not resit?

Postgraduate Students are allowed to resit each module once.

If this was your first attempt, then you will have an oppurtunity to resit. If you have already been given a resit attempt there will be no more chances to resit that particular piece of work.

My resit/deferral will take place after my visa has expired. What should I do?

As you will not have any teaching you can complete your resit from your home country. For further information regarding visas please contact immigrationcompliance@dmu.ac.uk

Can I resit my work to improve my mark?

No. You can only resit a piece of work that you have failed. As resits are capped at a pass mark it would be impossible to improve on anything above 50%

Can I have compensated credits?

No, compensated credits are only available on Undergraduate courses

I have been told I can only achieve a Lower Award. What does this mean?

Unfortunately you have not passed enough credits to achieve your full Undergraduate degree, nor do you have enough resit opportunities to achieve the required number of credits.

A lower award means that you can still achieve a Postgraduate Diploma, or a Postgraduate Certificate, to reflect the credits you have achieved whilst you were a student.

Can I still attend Graduation if I have achieved a Lower Award

Yes, you can

Can I apply for a Post Study Work Visa with a lower award

In order to apply for a Post Study Work Visa, you need to have achieved your intended award, which means that the majority of students would be unable to apply for a PSW visa with a lower award.

For further information about this please contact our Immigration Compliance Team (immigrationcompliance@dmu.ac.uk)

I have been awarded a lower award and want to improve this. How can I do that?

You will need to wait one full calendar year from the end of your course before applying to top up your degree.

If you still have further questions about your progression with the University, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0116 257 7243 or complete our Online Query Form