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 many assessments will be online for the 2023/24 academic year (i.e. digital and electronic submission).  Please liaise with your school in regard to how the modules will be assessed.  You can find contact information on the School Contacts webpage.

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 27 October 2023 (for January 2024 assessment period)
  • Friday 23 February 2024 (for May/June 2024 assessment period)
  • Wednesday 17 July 2024 (for August 2024 resit 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 Assessment Periods and Timetable Publication Dates 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.