Key Information

Here are links to updated key information for the 2017-18 academic year.

We recommend that you familiarise yourself with these documents to help you succeed in your studies.

You can also visit the Library website which lists the various places you can get support on campus.

If you are unsure where to start we have created a Support Flowchart which shows some common queries and where to go for guidance on them.

Stay up to date with Business School news by taking a look at our newsletters which are updated every two weeks; there is one for undergraduates and one for postgraduates

Key Information

Undergraduate Key Information 2017-18

Postgraduate Key Information 2017-18

Includes: semester, module option and exam dates; key contacts; programme leaders; programme and assessment structure; assessment information; exam regulations; Faculty handbooks and form store.

Faculty of Business, Law and Art Handbook 2017-18

Detailed information including: Key dates; SUSSED – student and staff portal; Faculty intranet; Blackboard; Key staff; Faculty student offices and administration teams; How we keep in touch with you; Council tax exemption; proof of enrollment letters; Supporting you through your studies; Your academic programme; Assessment; Getting your voice heard; Careers and Employability; Health and Safety; Appeals and complaints, dignity at work & study, student discipline.

University of Southampton Student Charter 

This sets out expectations, rights and responsibilities all staff and students have as members of the university community. Although not a binding contract, it’s essential reading for everyone at the university.

Use Turnitin similarity reports to Avoid Plagiarism

If you are unfamiliar with Turnitin and/or the similarity report which is generated when you upload work to Turnitin then you will find a short document providing some initial information, suggested support materials/resources and advice on the Southampton Business School SharePoint site which will get you started. You will need to log in using your University ID and password.

Grade Descriptors

Please see these links for standard grade descriptors for all undergraduate and taught postgraduate levels of study. Please note: individual assignments use tailored marking criteria appropriate to the assignment.

Grade Descriptors for Undergraduate Degrees (Levels 4, 5 and 6)

Grade Descriptor for Postgraduate Taught Degrees (Level 7)

Grade Descriptors for Masters Dissertation

These are indicative only: different weighting may be allocated to each criterion depending on your programme and the type of dissertation you produce. Not all criteria may be appropriate to a given type of dissertation and you should check with your supervisor if you have any questions about how your dissertation will be assessed.

Masters Dissertation assessment criteria

Please Note: MSc Human Resource Management use an amended form of these criteria. Students should check with the Programme Leader.

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