Examinations and Assessment
It's important to understand the examinations and assessments process at the University, from finding out the times and locations of your exams, through to accessing your results.
You'll need to know the dates and venues of your exams, what to bring with you and how exams are marked. You might need to have personalised arrangements made for you to be able to sit your exams.
Key dates and locations
Find out when and where your exams will take place, and how long it will take for you to receive your results.
Marking, results and resits
Find out more about how your work will be marked and what to expect if you need to resit any of your exams.
Important exam information
Make sure you’re familiar with the important information about your exam so that you can do your best on the day and avoid any problems; make sure you understand what you can take into the exam room and what will already be on your desk.
Alternative exam arrangements
If you're disabled, or if you become ill at the time of your exams, then special arrangements may be made for you.
You can use the appeals procedure if you want to challenge your degree classification or any other mark which has been finalised.
Our classification calculator is a downloadable Excel spreadsheet which you can use to estimate your final degree classification.
Exam preparations and arrangements
Make sure youre familiar with all the important information about your exam so that you can do your best on the day and avoid any problems.
Examination process overview
When you're approaching the end of your research degree, there are a few administrative steps you'll need to take to initiate the submission and examination process.
Lost property in exams
Items left in exam venues will be taken to the exams sub-offices by invigilators after each exam. Find out where you can locate and collect your lost property.
If you miss an exam or feel that how you performed in an exam or assessment was affected by illness or other challenging circumstances, you need to inform your parent school as soon as possible.
Past exam papers
We have an archive of past exam papers from your course that you can look at, to give you an idea of what to expect from your exams, and can be a useful revision aid.
Personalised exam arrangements
If you're disabled, ill, taking exams abroad or unable to take an exam due to religious observance, then special exam arrangements may be made for you.
Religious observance and exams
If you're unable to attend exams on Sabbaths, holy days or religious festivals, find out how to notify the Exams Team and what arrangements can be put in place.
Taking exams abroad
If you live outside the UK or are studying abroad as part of your programme it may be possible for you to sit your exams overseas.
What to do if you can’t access Minerva
Sometimes Minerva wont be available, for example if we are carrying out maintenance work on the system. You can find out about any scheduled service interruptions on the Minerva blog.