Reassessment provides you with an opportunity to grow and improve your grades when you have failed an assessment. We have gathered some resources that will help you to succeed in your resubmission. Everyone has a different approach to study, so find what works best for you.

Stay focused, organised and adopt a positive mindset throughout your reassessment.


The following webinars will help you prepare for reassessment. Whether you're re-submitting an assignment, or re-sitting an exam, our webinars will guide you.



Review and reflect

Use our How to benefit from feedback elearning which includes how to access your feedback on Turnitin.

Start to create an action plan of the areas you need to improve upon, it can also build your confidence to consider the areas where you received positive feedback. This can help you to stay on track with the things you need to do.

There are online tools and apps to do this, such as Notion but it can be as simple as using a table:

Action plan
What? Improve referencing Learn how to find better academic research
How? Complete Library's referencing eLearning Watch a video about Library Search
When? Wednesday afternoon Tuesday morning
How long? 1 hour 30 minutes

Understand your reassessment brief

Review the guidelines provided by the module team and understand any specific requirements for the reassessment. In this piece of eLearning you will learn about the different parts of the assessment brief, how to use your assessment brief to plan and complete your assessments, and where to get help if you don't understand the assignment brief.

Preparing for an exam

If your reassessment includes re-sitting an exam, check out our guidance on Approaching exams. It includes helpful advice on exams, including information on the different types of exams and tips on what to do before, during and after an exam. It covers feedback, reflection and action planning - all things that can help when re-sitting an exam.

You might also find the following eLearning helpful

One way of preparing for an exam is to practice using past exam papers. Try out past exam papers from the last five years to test your knowledge of your course and boost your confidence ahead of your exams.

Managing your time

Using your action plan, break down the reassessment into manageable chunks and allocate time for each element. For example, what information do you need to find? How long do you estimate this will take?

In time management you will learn what time management is and why it is important. For example, how to prioritise tasks, and how to avoid procrastinating over your reassessment.

Academic support

The academic skills support available can help develop skills for your reassessment.

Skills workshops

If you would like to develop your academic skills further, there are Skills workshops you can sign up for which run throughout the year.  

Workshop topics include:

  • Academic integrity and avoiding plagiarism
  • Referencing
  • Finding academic information
  • Critical and analytical skills
  • Note making
  • Time management
  • Assignment writing

Skills support

There are lots of useful resources available on the Skills website. Spend some time looking at the support available, and brush up your academic skills, by working through some of the eLearning.

One-to-one support

If you are still struggling and need further support, you can arrange a one-to-one with someone from your Library Academic Support Team. You can book onto a one-to-one appointment and talk through the areas you need help with for your reassessment. To get the best from this, work through the resources noted above, make a plan of action and try to identify the areas you think you need support with before attending your appointment.

Other support you may need

Look after yourself. Take regular breaks and do things that reduce your stress, such as exercise, mindfulness and hobbies.

Your wellbeing is just as important as the academic side of university life. Wellbeing and Counselling are here to help you succeed in your studies and in your life by giving tips for taking care of yourself, and provide you with an opportunity to talk about your problems confidentially.