Change your exam date

  • If you are unable to attend an exam at the scheduled date or time, you can apply for a changed assessment arrangement by Week 10 of the given semester for the following reasons:

    • Religious observance;
    • Military service;
    • International/University representation in a sporting event;
    • Voluntary or paid work related to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic;
    • Similar activities undertaken by a dependent of the student for which there is a demonstrable support requirement on the student.

    Notable exclusions:

    • Holidays, weddings, job interviews, work experience and travel arrangements (e.g. going home).

    Evidence required:

    • A letter from an official of the relevant authority/organisation.

    The changed examination date will normally be within the relevant resit examination session. If you need to change a resit examination date, then an alternative date that enables your progression will be agreed.

    How to apply

    Step 1 Get a letter from your sports coach, faith leader, military supervisor or NHS trust supervisor (or similar) stating the reason you cannot attend the examination and the dates when you will be unavailable.
    Step 2 Complete the Change of Examination Date Application form in Student Requests, making sure you have provided all details. Upload the letter referred to in Step 1 as evidence.
    Step 3  You will be emailed to confirm that your application has been approved and what the alternative arrangements will be. Ensure that you are able to attend the new date.
    Step 4  Check your results on Student Information to ensure that the module is showing a ZE grade if your exam date has been moved to the resit session.

    Changing your coursework deadline

    It is also possible to request a coursework deadline change for the same reasons. You should download and complete the coursework extension form and submit it with suitable evidence to your Module Leader.