Information and guidance on scheduling and timetabling exams, exam papers, what should happen on the day, ad hoc exams and the people involved in the process.
See information about examinations and assessment on the student website.
Each year, the Exams & Progress team send schools an examinations schedule which lists all modules offered by that school. The schedule is used to gather information about module examination requirements.
There are three exam periods in each academic year. The Exams & Progress team produces a number of timetables before each exam period (draft and final timetables for semesters 1 and 2 and one final timetable for August resits).
The Exams & Progress team aims to process exam question papers as soon as they are available from schools and prepare them for each exam period. There are some guidelines that schools should adhere to.
On the exam day
There are procedures in place to help deal with any unusual or special circumstances that may arise on the day of an examination.
Ad hoc exams procedure
Ad hoc examinations are formal University exams, managed by the Exams Team, that occur outside main examination periods. Specific procedures relate to these exams.
Ad hoc exams: on the day of the exam
Invigilators will bring signage to the venue, check student ID, collect completed scripts, and report absences, incidents and suspicious behaviour.