Exam dates and support

Assessment periods for 2016/17 academic year

The University's main exam periods for the forthcoming academic year are:

  • Half-year assessment period: 30 January - 3 February 2017
  • Main assessment period: 15 May - 9 June 2017
  • Resit assessment period: 21 August - 1 September 2017.

Please note: All students are required to be available to sit their examinations for the entire published period. Examinations may be scheduled during the day, Saturdays or on a day where you may not usually attend classes.

Some Schools may also hold other exams outside the above periods, please consult your local Subject or School Administrator for further clarification.

The examination schedules are produced by Academic Registry using dedicated software for which the overarching factor is the production of a timetable with no, or as few as possible, student clashes.

Wherever possible, we attempt to provide students a minimum of a day in between each examination. While attempts are made to ensure that students have a spread of examination dates throughout the examination period, in many cases this is not possible given the institutional constraints on the numbers of examination venues that are available, the number of examinations that are scheduled to take place and the options available to students on any particular course of study.

Final year undergraduate exams are usually assigned during the first two weeks of the main assessment period.

Religious Commitments

Students with any religious commitments meaning they cannot sit exams on a particular day of the week should email regexaminations@ntu.ac.uk prior to 27 October 2016. Whilst we cannot guarantee that exams can be avoided during these periods, Academic Registry will make every attempt to schedule exams around commitments where notified in time.

Personalised exam plans (PEPs)

If you require any specific adjustments for your exams, due to a disability, injury or ongoing condition which could affect your exam performance, you must contact the Student Services team for an assessment of your requirements.

Student Services will then pass on any recommendations to Academic Registry who will put the adjustments in place. We advise you to contact Student Services as soon as possible on commencement of your course to ensure enough time for the necessary adjustments to be considered and the correct paperwork submitted.

Recommendations received after the deadlines shown below cannot be accommodated but will be put in place, where appropriate, for the following exam period.

Deadlines for submission of arrangements:
Assessment periodDeadline for receipt of paperwork from Student Support
Notification of any religious commitments for all exam periods27 October 2016
Half-year16 December 2016
Main27 February 2017
Resit examinations10 July 2017

When can I view my exam timetable?

Timetables are usually published on NOW, confirming exam dates and times as shown below:

  • Half-year examinations: First week in December
  • Main examination period: Second week in March
  • Resit examinations: Last week in July

Venues are normally added three to six weeks before your exam date, depending on the time of year.


Got a question about your exams? 
Visit our frequently asked questions section for more information

Exam results online
Details of when your results will be available online will be issued later in the academic year.

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