Key dates and locations
Find out when and where your assessments 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 assessments.
Important assessment information
Make sure you’re familiar with the important information about your assessments so that you can do your best on the day and avoid any problems.
Read the University’s approach to classification for students graduating in 2021. Details of the University’s procedure for classification are published in full in the Rules for Award.
Code of practice on assessment (taught students)
The University gives general information relating to assessment of students in its code of practice on assessment. Academic schools provide more specific local guidance in their own school code of practice.
Systems for online assessment
Online assessments can be carried out using different digital education systems available at the University. Where you have been set an assessment via one of these systems, the guidance given on this page on how to use the system will be helpful.
Assessment preparations and arrangements
Make sure you’re familiar with all the important information about your assessment so that you can do your best on the day and avoid any problems.
Assessment access arrangements
If you're disabled, or if you become ill at the time of your assessments, then special arrangements may be made for you.
Past assessment papers
We have an archive of past assessment papers from your course that you can look at, to give you an idea of what to expect from your assessment, and can be a useful revision aid.
Our classification calculator is a downloadable Excel spreadsheet which you can use to estimate your final degree classification.
You can use the appeals procedure if you want to challenge your degree classification or any other mark which has been finalised.
Who to contact if you have an issue with your assessment
Mitigating circumstances are any personal issues that you feel affect your academic work. These issues could include illness, bereavement, family crisis or pregnancy.
Mitigating circumstances are normally exceptional, short term, unforeseen and unpreventable events that may have a significantly disruptive effect on your ability to take assessments. These events are over and above the course of everyday life, and normally outside of your control, and may affect your ability to complete coursework or other assessments and, revise for and attend on-campus assessments.
Religious observance and assessments
If you're unable to attend assessments on Sabbaths, holy days or religious festivals, find out how to notify the Assessment & Progress Team and what arrangements can be put in place.
What to do if you can’t access Minerva
Sometimes Minerva won’t 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.
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.
Your assessment questions answered
Questions relating to assessment are frequently received, below are the answers to some of these.