BIM (previously New Academic Model) BIM (previously New Academic Model)

In 2013/14 the University introduced new regulations for Undergraduate degrees informed by best practice in the Higher Education Sector.

This page provides further information on how the new regulations, the 'Bachelors and Integrated Masters Award' affects Learning and Teaching at UEA.


The main aims of the Bachelors and Integrated Masters Award are:

  • To set high expectations for students to encourage them to engage well with their studies. To assist with student engagement incentives will be built in via reassessment opportunities.
  • To increase the use of formative assessments
  • To enhance the quality of feedback given to students on their assessed work.


The main features of the Bachelors and Integrated Masters Award include:

  • Students will be required to pass all modules under the new model
  • Requirements for attendance will be set at school level. Students will be informed in advance which session will be monitored
  • If students fail a module, they will have to meet certain criteria to be allowed to undertake reassessment
  • The minimum module size will be 20 credits
  • All courses will deliver clearly defined programme level learning outcomes

Additional Information

Using Assessment to Support Student Learning - by Professor Graham Gibbs

Information for those who have undertaken an Interruption to Study

New Academic Model Document Archive