We know lots of you have an exam or assessment this month, which is why we’ve compiled this list of things you need to know.
Best of luck and remember, if you’re struggling, support is available. You can find out more about the help you can receive via our Student Services webpages.
If you have any queries about the exams, please contact the Exam Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your academic department.
Please read the Regulations for the Conduct of Examinations and the Notes for Guidance of Examination Candidates. We recommend that all students taking exams read and digest this important information.
We have well-established processes in place to deal with situations where students, through no fault of their own, have missing marks or have assessments affected by extenuating circumstances. Our procedures work on the principle of fairness and no detriment to the student. The relevant examinations board will consider all cases at the end of the academic year.
If you think your performance in an exam or assessment was affected by illness or other unforeseeable circumstances, you should submit an Extenuating Circumstances claim with appropriate evidence to your department or school.
Make sure you check the deadline by which any claim must be submitted with your department or school – the expectation is normally within five working days.
You can read the Extenuating Circumstances Policy here and read the Extenuating Circumstances Policy Guidelines here.
We know that you will be concerned about the potential impact of industrial action on your ability to complete coursework or answer examination questions and would like to reassure you that we will make certain that no student is disadvantaged as a result of the strike action. We will be aware of where missed teaching sessions may have an impact on some coursework or exam questions and we have processes in place for our Board of Examiners to ensure that your attainment and progression is not unduly affected, whilst maintaining academic standards.
Once work has been marked, consideration will be made by a Board of Examiners as to whether the work has been significantly impacted by the industrial action. In these circumstances you will be notified of the action to be taken.
Please note, if you feel that issues related to the industrial action have impacted on your performance, you will not need to apply for extenuating circumstances to ensure that you are being treated fairly. However, if you wish to notify us about any personal circumstances unrelated to the strike action which you believe may affect your performance, please follow the normal process of extenuating circumstances as described above.
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