Universities Scotland

Race Equality Toolkit

Learning and Teaching

Racial Equality Considerations in Assessment

#4Does scheduling of assessment take into account religious observances and demonstrate awareness of the needs of students in class as far as possible?

Recently, a Muslim student came to me anxious that he was going to be penalised for handing a piece of coursework in late. His assignment was due in the same date as Eid. He wanted to celebrate his faith but also commit to his study … Staff are aware of Easter and some of the main Christian celebration days but not of other faiths.

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