The University of Leeds will hold examinations/assessments across three periods during 2023.
Examination/Assessment Period dates
- The January period will be scheduled from Monday 16 January 2023 through to Friday 27 January 2023 including Saturday 21 January 2023.
- The May/June period will be scheduled from Monday 22 May 2023 through to Friday 9 June 2023 including Saturday 27 May and 3 June 2023.
- The August period will be scheduled from Tuesday 15 August 2023 to Friday 25 August 2023 including Saturday 19 August 2023.
Viewing the timetable
Every version of the assessment timetable is forwarded to each school and also appears online. See the Key Dates and Locations webpages on the student website for links to the timetables by module and venue.
Students can access their personal assessment 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)
- (applies to final timetable only and in the event that the assessment is to take place on campus) assessment location (building name and room number).
Where a school has queries or concerns with the data contained in the timetables, these should be emailed immediately to the email address email@example.com.
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.
Aims in timetabling
The timetable for online assessments will differ to the timetable for on-campus assessments. See the Timetable FAQs webpage 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
- assessment clashes are avoided and provision for clashes is made where a clash occurs and the timetable cannot be altered;
- for on-campus assessments, a direct succession of three or more assessments is avoided (where such a continuum includes afternoon to next morning);
- for on-campus assessments, a direct succession of three-hour papers is avoided;
- 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 (see the religious commitments webpage for more information);
- 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.
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. Dates of publication can be found on the timeline, available from the Timelines for Programmes and Assessment webpage.
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 dates see the published timeline, available from the Timelines for Programmes and Assessment webpage.
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.
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 Minerva, through Student Services using the Examinations tab.
Separate timetables may be issued at school level: for example, in the schools of Medicine, Dentistry or Healthcare. Time slots for specific assessments within the published duration (such as speaking assessments or performances) will be confirmed by the school.
Assessment session times may vary, but ordinarily for on-campus asssessments the times are as follows:
- Morning exams - 9am to 12 noon
- Afternoon exams - 2pm to 5pm