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Exam Instructions


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When are the examinations?

The 2021/2022 examinations are scheduled as follows: 

Autumn semester examinations: Monday 27 December 2021 - Saturday 15 January 2022 - excluding 1 Jan - 2 Jan & 9 Jan 2022

Spring semester examinations: Monday 9 May 2022 - Saturday 28 May 2022- including Saturdays

Resit examinations for Year 1: Monday 15 August 2022- Saturday 20 August 2022- including Saturdays

Resit examinations for Year 2/3/4/Master: Monday 15 August 2022 - Saturday 27 August 2022- including Saturdays

How is the Examination Timetable produced? 
Examination timetables are produced in line with University Policy, within constraints dictated by student choice, room sizes, a commitment to no more than two examinations per day and the avoidance of consecutive examinations within a day where possible.
Why do I have two examinations in one day?
The logistical difficulty of scheduling a large number of examinations involving many thousands of students to take place in a limited number of days makes it inevitable that some students will have two examinations on the same day. University policy therefore does permit this to be the case.
I only have two examinations - why are these on the same day?
For the reasons given above, University policy does permit two examinations in one day. It may happen to be the case that for an individual student or group of students these are the only two examinations they have.
Why do I have examinations on consecutive days?
Because of the logistical difficulties outlined above, it is impossible to avoid students having examinations on consecutive days, sometimes over several days, and for this reason University policy permits you to have examinations on consecutive days.
Why are all of my examinations scheduled close together?
It is not always possible to spread examinations over the whole examination period as the timetable is produced within constraints outlined above.
My examination is being held within my School/Department, why is this not appearing on my timetable?
This module is not examined by a centrally scheduled exam, instead it will be held as an 'in class' exam and so will not appear on your timetable. You should contact the module convener or Divisional Faculty Office for further information.
What can I take to my Exam Desk?
  • Any pens, pencils, highlighters, erasers, pencil sharpener, ruler, coloured pencils you may need.
  • Permitted translation dictionaries and calculators, please refer to Dictionary, Calculator and MCQ Rubrics for Examination Papers (click here).
What can't I take to my Exam Desk? 
  • You should not take anything not listed above to your exam desk. In particular, you should not take any of the following to your exam desk or you are likely to be suspected of cheating.
  • Mobile phones, pagers, MP3 & MP4 players, palmtop computers, laptop computers, personal organisers, electronic dictionaries, unauthorised calculators, any other electronic device.
  • You should ensure that you do not have any materials not listed on the front page of the exam paper at your desk. If you have any unauthorised materials at your desk or on your person you may become subjected to the academic offences procedure. 
What shall I do if I lost my student ID booklet during the exam period?

You may request the reissue of the student ID booklet/University Card and temporary student ID at The Hub (Portland Building 120). 

Monday to Friday (excluding 3 Jan 2022):

Service Items: reissue of University Card/ student ID booklet; temporary student ID

Service Hour: 9:00-12:00 & 13:30-17:00 (extended to 18:00 for issuing temporary student ID ONLY on examination days)

Holiday & Weekends (3 Jan & 8 Jan 2022): 

Services Item: temporary student ID

Service Hour: 17:00 - 19:00 (3 Jan 2022)

                     13:00-15:00 (8 Jan 2022)