Assignments and Exams for All Students
Assignments and Exams
Please use the menu below to find the necessary information regarding the requirements of the School of Nursing & Midwifery in relation to assignments, exams, academic writing and referencing. These are University Resources to Support your Writing.
- SONM_Plagiarism Policy and Assignment Cover Sheet_2023-2024
- Table of Contents
- Before Submitting your Assignment
- Referencing Guidelines
- Academic Writing Guidelines
- Glossary of Terms for Assignments and Examinations Use
- Mark Bands and Grade Descriptors
- Guide to Examinations for Staff and Students updated March 2023
*School of Nursing and Midwifery (SoNM) students should adhere to the UCC Book of Modules and Marks and Standards to identify the passing rate for their modules and programmes. Students should refer to the SoNM grade descriptors.
Students must reference according to the Harvard Referencing Style, there are variations and interpretations within the Harvard referencing style. However, students must conform to a style that is consistent through their work and be guided by resources available from UCC Library (NCI Library Referencing Guide) and UCC assignment essentials guide in line with programme requirements. It is important that students cite sources according to a Harvard style and these references provide evidence to support writing and demonstrate wider reading relevant to the topic.
The UCC Skills Centre provides workshops on topics like how to approach an assignment, taking notes, academic writing, critical thinking, etc. You can book in for a workshop.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery adheres to the UCC plagiarism policy. Click UCC Plagiarism Policy to view the information.
Guidance and Support for students with dyslexia
Dyslexia is a condition that affects students in a variety of ways and to varying degrees. As a student in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, if you have such a condition, you are encouraged to register with the Disability Support Office. In addition, we would encourage you to disclose your particular needs to both your academic and clinical mentors/preceptors and to discuss any reasonable accommodations that can be made to facilitate your learning.
Please see documents below, for information. There are also useful links and publications on the DSS website which will provide some practical tips on supporting the learner in the clinical practice setting.