Assessment coversheets

For every piece of work handed in, a coversheet needs to be submitted at the same time. Your co-ordinator, tutor or lecturer will tell you how to do it for their particular unit of study.

This can be either

  • in class
  • at the Media and Communications Department (MECO) office level 2, John Woolley Building. Map
  • or online via email or another online submission client.

There are two different types of coversheet in use at the Media and Communications Department:

  • Individual assessment coversheet - use this coversheet when you are handing something in that you alone have worked on.
  • Group assessment coversheet - use this coversheet when you are submitting something you have done in a group. There is space on the form for three people. If there are more than three people in your group, then use another coversheet.

Documents on this page are in editable PDF format. These are readable by downloading and installing Adobe Acrobat available from this website. If you are on a Mac, you can use the Preview application to open them as well, though you will not be able to edit them in Preview.

Submission of written work

Assignment box location and Access Hours: There is a marked box or pigeonhole in the Level 2 lobby of MECO Offices in the John Woolley Building. The office hours during semester are 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday. If you need to submit your assessment before or after these hours, you can do so at the main school office on level 3, John Woolley Building via the entrance facing Science Rd carpark. The Woolley Building’s hours of operation during semester are 7.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Friday. There is a Media and Communications Assessment Box in the main student area on Level 3 (near the General office for the School of Letters, Art and Media) just to drop any assignments to be submitted after 6.00pm or before 8.00am.

You must fill out a cover sheet for all assignments and place them in the submission box. Staff cannot as per university policy mark assignments that do not have a cover sheet, so it is wise to obtain one (see below). Some units of study require submission in both digital and hardcopy form to facilitate marking. Students should ensure they submit in both forms when requested to do so.

Written work must be submitted by 5 p.m. on the due date specified in your unit outline. The essay boxes are cleared at 5 p.m. on the due date and any submissions after that time will be deemed ‘late’. The MECO Office staff keep a register of all work received and the date on which it was lodged.

Unless otherwise agreed, seminar/tutorial papers fall due on the week after you have given your seminar or tutorial presentation. They should be handed to your tutor.

Written work should on no account be put under office doors.

Students are required to keep a copy of all assignments in case an assignment goes missing.

Late Policy

The Faculty of Arts policy on late work is that if you fail to submit your work by the due date you will lose marks. Late penalties apply from the day after the published due date. The penalty applied is two marks (out of 100) per day, where ‘day’ refers only to working days (ie week days). For the purpose of this policy, ‘two marks’ means two full points off the awarded mark, not two percent of the awarded mark. So, an assignment due on Thursday 4 September and handed in on Tuesday 9 September, and awarded a before-penalty mark of 68%, will be awarded a final, penalised mark of 62%. For assignments marked out of a maximum total other than 100, the penalty will apply pro rata.

Submitting in class

  • Download the form from the link above.
  • Fill in the details required on the form. You may save the form by selecting "Save as..." from the file menu of your browser.
  • You can also just print out the form and fill it out manually.
  • Print out the form and attach it to your assessment, and submit it to your tutor or lecturer.

Submitting at the Media and Communications office

  • Download the form from the link above.
  • There are both blank Individual and Group coversheets already printed out at the office if you need one.
  • Fill in the details required on the form. You may save the form by selecting "Save as..." from the file menu of your browser.
  • Print out the form and attach it to your assessment, and submit it to the Media and Communications office.

Submitting online/by email

This is done only when you have permission to do so from your tutor or lecturer.

  • Download the form from the link above.
  • Fill in the details required on the form. Save the form by selecting "Save as..." from the file menu of your browser. Save this form as "Your_name_Studentnumber" as a PDF file (.pdf). For example, "john _smith_309123456.pdf
  • Submit it to your tutor or lecturer via email, by attaching it to the email with your assessment.

Collecting Assignments

You will be emailed or notified in lectures when your assignments are ready. Please wait to be advised rather than contact the admin officer. Assignments not distributed during classes (or returned after semester) can be collected from the department Administrative Office during office opening hours:

Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm (closed 1-2pm)