Assessment timetables

The University of Leeds will hold examinations/assessments across a number of periods during 2021.  Which period examinations/assessments will take place in will depend on the student’s cohort.  

 

Cohort One – Undergraduate students starting in September 2020

The January 2021 Examination/Assessment period will be scheduled from Monday 11 January 2021 through to Friday 22 January 2021 including Saturday 16 January 2021.

The May/June Examination/Assessment period will be scheduled from Monday 17 May 2021 through to Friday 4 June 2021 including Saturday 22 and 29 May 2021.

The August Re-Examination/Re-Assessment period will be scheduled from Tuesday 17 August 2021 to Friday 27 August 2021 including Saturday 21 August 2021.

 

Cohort Two – Taught Postgraduate students starting in September 2020

The January 2021 Examination/Assessment period will be scheduled from Monday 11 January 2021 through to Friday 22 January 2021 including Saturday 16 January 2021.

The May/June Examination/Assessment period will be scheduled from Monday 17 May 2021 through to Friday 4 June 2021 including Saturday 22 and 29 May 2021.

The August Re-Examination/Re-Assessment period will be scheduled from Tuesday 17 August 2021 to Friday 27 August 2021 including Saturday 21 August 2021.

 

Cohort Three – Leeds University Business School (LUBS) Taught Postgraduate students starting in September 2020

The January 2021 Examination/Assessment period will be scheduled from Monday 11 January 2021 through to Friday 22 January 2021 including Saturday 16 January 2021.

The May/June Examination/Assessment period will be scheduled from Monday 3 May 2021 through to Friday 14 May 2021 including Saturday 8 May 2021.

The September Re-Examination/Re-Assessment period will be scheduled from Monday 6 September 2021 to Friday 17 September 2021 including Saturday 11 September 2021.

 

Cohort Four – Taught Postgraduate students starting on 25 January 2021

The May/June Examination/Assessment period will be scheduled from Monday 17 May 2021 through to Friday 4 June 2021 including Saturday 22 and 29 May 2021.

Semester Two assessments will take place in the January 2022 Examination/Assessment period (dates to be confirmed later).

The re-assessments will take place during the May 2022 Examination/Assessment period (dates to be confirmed later)

 

Cohort Five – Taught Postgraduate students starting on 18 January 2021

The May/June Examination/Assessment period will be scheduled from Monday 3 May 2021 through to Friday 14 May 2021 including Saturday 8 May 2021.

The September Examination/Assessment period will be scheduled from Monday 6 September 2021 to Friday 17 September 2021 including Saturday 11 September 2021.

Where re-assessments are required, these will take place during the January 2022 Examination/Assessment period (provisionally scheduled 10 January 2022 to 21 January 2022).

 

Cohort Six – Civil Engineering Taught Postgraduate students starting on 18 January 2021

Semester One and Two assessments will be managed by the school. 

Where re-assessments are required, these will take place during the January 2022 Examination/Assessment period (provisionally scheduled 10 January 2022 to 21 January 2022).

 

Every version of the assessment timetable is forwarded to each school and also appears online.

Students can access their personal exam timetable on the Student Services website available via Minerva.

It is a student's responsibility to consult the timetables, raise any queries or concerns with their school and make adequate preparations to attend the assessments. Each timetable shows:

  • date of assessment
  • start time of assessment
  • duration of assessment
  • title of assessment (module code and short title)
  • (in the event that the assessment is to take place on campus) assessment location (building name and room number, applies to final timetables only).

Where a school has queries or concerns with the data contained in the timetables, these should be emailed immediately to examinationsofficer@leeds.ac.uk.

Where a clash is identified, students must notify the Assessment & Progress Team immediately, who will then try to alter the timetable. Where the clash is unavoidable, advice on necessary procedures will be provided (see below).

Aims in Timetabling

The timetable for online assessments will differ to the timetable for on-campus assessments.  See Timetable FAQs for help regarding the timetable for online assessments.

When producing a timetable, the Assessment & Progress Team aims to schedule all University assessments so that each candidate is able to attend all assessments in their programme of study, where

(i) assessment clashes are avoided and provision for clashes is made where a clash occurs and the timetable cannot be altered;

(ii) for on-campus assessments, a direct succession of three or more assessments is avoided (where such a continuum includes afternoon to next morning);

(iii) for on-campus assessments, a direct succession of three-hour papers is avoided;

(iv) exams during a Sabbath or a holy day are avoided where possible for candidates who have given notice to the Assessment & Progress Team of their religious commitments on those dates;

(v) for health or access reasons, exams are held in a designated room for candidates who have been approved as requiring attendance in such a room for exam purposes.

Where any of the above is not arranged in a timetable, the Assessment & Progress Team should be contacted immediately. Every effort will be made to schedule assessments as indicated above, but the University reserves the right to hold assessments as per a ‘best fit’ timetable if no alternatives can be arranged.

Draft timetable

A draft timetable is usually published prior to the assessment period (though this is not always the case) and indicates proposed dates and times of assessments for examined modules.

It is important that both schools and students check the draft timetable and inform the Assessment & Progress Team of any issues and concerns prior to the final version of the timetable being published for the forthcoming assessment period.

The final version and the timetable with venues

Following any feedback received relating to the draft timetable, a final version of the timetable is published.

For assessments which will take place on-campus, the timetable with venues is published a few weeks later. From this time, students' personal assessment timetables will include the room name and the allocated seat number for each assessment.

Assessment periods 

Assessments may be held on any of the days within the published assessment period, and students must be available for full duration of each assessment period. Students can view their personal assessment timetable via the Portal through the Examinations tab.

Separate timetables may be issued at school level: for example, in the schools of Medicine, Dentistry or Healthcare, or for certain Cohorts.

Assessment times

Assessment session times may vary, but ordinarily are as follows:

  • Morning exams - 9am to 12 noon 
  • Afternoon exams - 2pm to 5pm