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.

There is an expectation that most assessment will be online for the 2021/22 academic year (i.e. digital and electronic submission).  Please liaise with your school in regard to how the modules will be assessed. 

Holy Days or Religious Festivals

If you are unable to attend examinations/assessments on Sabbaths, holy days or religious festivals (including Eid celebrations), please tell the Assessment & Progress Team by completing the Notification of religious commitments form by:

  • Friday 22 October 2021 (for January 2022 assessment period)
  • Friday 18 February 2022 (for May/June 2022 assessment period)
  • Wednesday 15 July 2022 (for August 2022 re-assessment period) 

After these dates, it will be more difficult to take into account your requests as we will have started compiling the assessment timetable.

Please include on the form all the dates during the examination/assessment periods which affect you (including weekends).  For more information on the dates of examination/assessment periods please see the Exam Periods webpage.

The University will make every effort to avoid arranging assessments on a Sabbath or holy day. However, sometimes we may need to hold assessments on such days if no alternative time is possible.