All examination candidates are expected to read the following information and to follow the instructions provided. Failing to follow these instructions may, in some instances, result in an allegation of cheating or disciplinary misconduct. Ignorance of the rules is not an acceptable defence.
There is no dress code for exams but you should not wear any clothing which would prevent an invigilator from being able to identify you from your student ID card or which may conceal headphones or other prohibited items/material. You may be asked to remove any headwear which is not worn for religious purposes. If you wear a facial covering for religious or cultural reasons, a member of staff (of the same sex as you) may ask you to accompany them to a private room to check your identity after the exam. They may also check that you are not bringing in any equipment or materials, other than those permitted.
If you are absent from an exam or feel that your performance in an exam has been significantly and negatively affected as a result of illness/injury, bereavement or other personal circumstances, you may submit an extenuating circumstances application to the appropriate CAS Hub within 3 days of the date of your exam.
At the end of the examination:
Full instructions for examination candidates are available in the Assessment Handbook (Section 5.4).
When will the exam timetable be available?
The timetable will appear on your personal timetable approximately 6 weeks before the start of the relevant exam period. Please make sure you keep checking your timetable on a regular basis just in case a change has occurred. Your timetable can be accessed via the following link:
I can't find my module code - what now?
If your module is not on your timetable, please contact your School for advice.
I have two exams scheduled for the same time. Help!
This shouldn't happen as the timetable is checked for clashes before it is released, however, if two of your exams have been timetabled at the same time on the same day, please contact your School as soon as possible for assistance.
I have a teaching event scheduled at the same time. What should I do?
You must attend your exam but also contact your School to make sure they are aware of the clash.
Will the timetable change?
Hopefully not. We try not to make changes, but sometimes it's unavoidable. Any changes will automatically appear on your personal online timetable so please check this regularly.
Where is my exam?
You can view a map of the campus here.
What is my seat number?
If your exam is taking place in Brook 009, Sports Hall 1 or Sports Hall 2, there will be a block of seats allocated to it and the invigilators will direct you to the relevant place.
What if I'm ill on the day of the exam?
We ask you to log your Extenuating Circumstances no later than 3 days after the exam. The process for doing this is explained here.
I need special arrangements for my examinations – who can help?
Disability Services can provide advice if you feel that you require special examination arrangements. If special arrangements are approved you will be written to separately with the details of your examinations.