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Durham University

Welcome to Durham University's Common Awards website

Assessment Framework


TEIs may design their own assessment patterns for modules in line with published guidance. The links below provide information on assessment types, assessment patterns, and the process for approving assessment changes.


All Common Awards work must be marked against the agreed assessment criteria:

Policies & Guidance

The TEI Handbook provides detailed information and policies on assessment:


The assessment framework was updated in June 2017 to reflect the introduction of the more flexible assessment patterns policies (see above). If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding the assessment patterns policies and/or the monitoring and approval of assessment changes, please contact the Common Awards Team.