Although our external students are undertaking modules and assessments away from campus, we are still here to support you during your external year and ensure you are still connected to your studies and our university community.
We understand that as an external student you may have questions about how you can access teaching materials, how you will be assessed, and who your academic points of contact will be for this year.
This page includes information and answers to all these questions and much more. If you have a question that is not answered here please contact LUBSStudentSupport@leeds.ac.uk
Applying for Resits and Minerva Access
Q: How do I apply to take my resits?
A: You should follow the instructions that are included in the Results Day email you received from your parent school which highlights how to apply for any failed modules you are eligible to resit. This email provides you with instructions on how to apply and also includes the application deadline that you must adhere to
Q: Do I need access to the current year’s module area in MINERVA?
A: As an external student, you will retain access to the MINERVA module area for the year you received teaching. The assessment you will be set will be relevant to the content of the module for the year you received teaching.
Q: Can I attend teaching to help me with my resit?
A: As an external student you are not permitted to attend teaching for the modules you are resitting.
Q: When will I get my brief?
A: A resit ACW Brief will be sent to your University email address once your resit application has been received, processed and an appropriate assessment has been confirmed by the Module Leader. You will be given an appropriate duration to complete the resit assessment once you have received the resit ACW Brief.
Q: Will I receive the same question/task as last time?
A: You will be asked to complete a resit assessment which is relevant to the teaching you received. This may mean you are asked to complete an alternative question from the original ACW brief or you may be asked to complete a different question/task. The task you are asked to complete will be confirmed to your student email address by the LUBS Assessment Team for LUBS taught modules or by the teaching school for non-LUBS taught modules.
Q: When will my deadline be?
A: You will be given an appropriate deadline when you receive your resit ACW brief. If you have any questions about your deadline or the instructions within the email outlining your resit ACW please ensure you contact LUBSAssessment@leeds.ac.uk
Q: Where should I submit my work
For LUBS taught modules:
A: Once your student record has been updated to confirm receipt of your resit application, you will be contacted by the LUBS Assessment Team with details of your resit assignment (a resit ACW Brief) and submission instructions.
For non-LUBS taught modules:
A: The teaching school of the module will contact you and provide details of your resit assignment and submission instructions. If you have any questions about your resit assessment for a non-LUBS taught module please ensure you contact the Module Leader.
Q: When will my exam be held?
A: External students must take the exam for the failed module at the next available opportunity i.e when it is next offered by the school where the module is taught.
For example, if you are resitting a module which is taught in semester one, you will take the exam in the semester one exam period and if you are resitting a module which is taught in semester two, you will take the exam in the semester two exam period.
External students will be informed by the teaching school if there are any changes to this practice i.e. if a module is assessed in a different semester from which it is taught.
Supervision & Your Academic Personal Tutor
Q: Will I have a dissertation supervisor and if so, will it be the same person?
A: If you are resitting your Dissertation you will be allocated a Dissertation supervisor whilst you are an external student. This may be the same person who supervised your dissertation when you received teaching. Your dissertation supervisor will be copied into the Dissertation resit confirmation email you receive from the LUBS Assessment Team.
Q: When will I hear from my dissertation supervisor?
A: As an external student, once you have received the Dissertation resit confirmation email from the LUBS Assessment Team which your Dissertation supervisor will be copied into you are responsible for making contact with your supervisor. The LUBS Assessment Team will have informed the Dissertation Module Leader, and your Supervisor, of the level of supervision you are entitled to.
Q: Will I have an Academic Personal Tutor?
A: LUBS parented external students will be assigned an Academic Personal Tutor and you are responsible for making contact with your Academic Personal Tutor.
Q: Can I contact the Module Leader for support on my assessment?
A: Yes. You can make contact with the Module Leaders for the modules you are resitting if you have a query about your resit.
Please note: as an External student you are not entitled to receive teaching for modules you are resitting externally.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I am a student with a Tier 4 visa, do I have to return home?
A: Tier 4 international students are required to return home whilst registered as an external student and any current visas will be curtailed. Further information can be found on the University website.
Q: Do I have to pay any fees as an external student?
A: External students are not liable for tuition fees, but are liable for resit fees.
Q: Can I still access support for my Disability?
A: External students do not qualify for funding or support through Disabled Students Allowance (DSA), but may be still be able to access support funded by the University. The funding/support may not be like for like as the support you had via DSA, and each student’s needs will be looked at on a case by case basis, but being external will not in itself be a barrier to support.
Q: When do I have to pick my modules for my next year of study?
Online module enrolment opens in May and this is when students can choose optional modules for the next academic session. The School will contact you before online module enrolment opens so that you can review your programme requirements and consider the modules you would like to study. If you have any queries in regards to LUBS taught modules please contact mailto:LUBSQuality@leeds.ac.uk.