Exam dates and support

Assessment periods for 2018/19 academic year

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

  • Half year assessment period: 21 January – 1 February 2019
  • Main assessment period: 13 May - 7 June 2019
  • Resit assessment period: 19 August - 30 August 2019

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 prior to 19th October 2018. 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 periods19 October 2018
Half-year11 December 2018
Main26 February 2019
Resit examinations9 July 2019

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: Third week in March
  • Resit examinations: Second 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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