Hosting assessments for other institutions

The University of Leeds can facilitate assessments on behalf of other academic institutions. We will provide a suitable room and a University trained invigilator.  

If you would like us to host your assessment, please contact us at least four weeks in advance so we can make the necessary arrangements.

Available times

We can only facilitate assessments during the office hours of Monday to Friday,  09:30 to 16:30 (UK time). We cannot facilitate exams when the University is closed for public holidays.

Assessment materials

You can email us any assessment papers and specific assessment regulations. Please send these at least 24 hours before the assessment. We will print the papers on plain white A4 paper, and give students A4 lined paper to write on.

If the assessment paper cannot be sent via email, or there are additional materials, please send it to us through a courier service, such as DHL.

We will store all assessment materials in a secure environment, and return completed scripts to you via DHL.

Assessment venue

Candidates should arrive at least fifteen minutes before the assessment start time. University staff will meet them at the reception inside the main entrance of the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building.

All assessments will be held on campus, either in or near the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building.

Arrivals

It is the candidate’s responsibility to arrive on time for their assessment.

University policy permits students to enter the assessment venue up to an hour after the assessment start time. The assessment still ends at the scheduled time and we do not permit extra time to students that arrived late.

When you make your booking, please inform us if your institution operates a different late arrival policy.

Absences

The candidate, or their institution, should provide 72 hours’ notice in writing if they will be absent from an assessment; otherwise, the university may charge the full cost.

Identification

The student should bring a photo ID and present it to the invigilator before the assessment starts.

Fees

It is the responsibility of your institution to pay the fees.

  • Standard facilitation fee, charged per exam: £50.00
  • Standard assessment fee per hour or part hour, charged per student: £20.00
  • Courier fee to return scripts to the home institution: £20.00

Example costs

The following charges would apply for a 2 hour 30 minute assessment for one student.

  • £50.00 standard fee for the assessment
  • £60.00 for two hours 30 minutes for one student
  • £20.00 courier fee
  • Total cost: £130.00