Student handbook

Exams and assessments

The teaching and assessment timetable

Lectures, tutorials and other classes are timetabled on weekdays between 9am and 6pm. Teaching does not take place on Saturdays, Sundays or University closure days (Bank Holidays etc), but assessed activities such as exams or field trips may occur on these days.

Examinations and coursework tests held in academic departments may be scheduled at any time between 9am and 6pm Monday to Saturday (inclusive).

Centrally managed University examinations are scheduled:

  • during weeks 13, 14 and 15 of each Semester,
  • commencing at 9am, 1pm and 4pm,
  • held Monday to Friday (inclusive).

Special Assessment Period examinations are scheduled on weekdays for two weeks at the end of August and start of September.

Unfortunately, the complexity of the University’s teaching and assessment timetable means that it is not currently possible to make special teaching and assessment timetable arrangements in individual student cases. If you feel that you will be unable to participate in assessments due to an unavoidable event (such as elite sporting activity or necessary religious observance) please contact your department at the earliest opportunity.