Student FAQs

  • Please look below for the answers to some common student questions about exams at Brookes.

    If you cannot find the answer to your question on our website or in these FAQs, then please contact us.

  • The exam season dates are available on the exam timetable and key dates page.  

    Your personal exam dates, times and rooms are published on your PIP page nearer the exams (Week 7 for semester exams). Click on the examination and assessment schedule tab to see them.

    To get extra provision, a student needs to be registered with Wellbeing to qualify for any allowances. We cannot make allowances for a student unless they are requested through Wellbeing.

    See the alternative provision page for more information.

    All students who have alternative provision for their exams will be emailed a personal exam timetable with the rooms and times before the exams begin. If you haven't received the email, then please contact us in the Exams Team.

    See the alternative provision page for more information.

    For the simplest method to unblock your PIP, which was blocked due to not showing a valid student ID card within an exam, visit Student Central with your student card and they will be able to unblock it.

    For more information, see the forgotten ID page.

    No. Students must not bring their own calculators to an exam.

    If you require a calculator for the exam, then a Brookes calculator will be provided on your desk.

    See Before your exams for more information.

    No. Brookes does not permit the use of any dictionaries in examinations for students whose first language is not English.

    See Before your exams for more information about what you can and can't take to an exam. 

    Students can apply to take an examination off-site.

    You must complete the online application form on this site and pay the fee before the deadline for the set of exams you wish to take offsite.

    Students can apply for a change of exam date for the following reasons only:

    1. Military service
    2. Representing Oxford Brookes University or their nation in an international sporting event
    3. Religious observance

    You should complete the online form found on this website before the deadline for the exam session and you must provide supporting evidence for your request.

    See Change your exam date for more information.

    A student with illness or injury can apply for mitigating circumstances. However, mitigating circumstances are down to the Mitigating Circumstances Panel to decide on. It is not guaranteed that the student will receive mitigating circumstances unless they have good evidence or reason to be able to resit their exam.

    See Problems affecting your exams for more information.

    If you miss an exam due to sickness or injury, then you should obtain medical evidence and apply for mitigating circumstances.

    If you miss an exam due to a bereavement or other personal issues, then you should obtain suitable evidence and apply for mitigating circumstances.

    If you miss an exam without a good reason, then you will get a zero mark for the examination. Please make sure you know the dates, times and locations of all your examinations and allow plenty of time to travel.

    Students can be admitted into an exam up to one hour after the official start time. You will lose the time you have missed and will have to finish at the normal end time for the examination. 

    Students cannot be admitted to an exam after the first hour as other students may have left the exam room and so the paper cannot be considered secure.

    If a student wants to dispute their marks, they should contact their module leader, as the Exams Team does not deal with gradings.

    If they require a statement from the exam, because of disturbance for example, the invigilator report can be checked and see if there was anything recorded that may assist towards mitigating circumstances.

  • Questions about exams at the King's Centre

  • There is a dedicated Exam bus service to get to and from the King's Centre. Alternatively, the site is located a short walk from the Oxford train station and the standard U1 BROOKESbus and other local routes. If making your own way to the venue, please ensure you allow extra travel time.

    The Exam bus timetable has been designed to ensure all students arrive ontime for their exams. If there is an issue with an Exam bus service and a bus arrives after the scheduled start time, the full allocation of time will be honored for those students arriving on the bus.

    Please note, if you arrive late and did not travel on an exam bus the normal rules apply: 

    Students can be admitted into an exam up to one hour after the official start time. You will lose the time you have missed and will have to finish at the normal end time for the examination.

    Students cannot be admitted to an exam after the first hour as other students may have left the exam room and so the paper cannot be considered secure.

    There is limited parking available for students, these will be offered on a first come basis. To request a car parking space, send your car registration number to exams@brookes.ac.uk.
    The King's Centre has high capacity free WiFi. The password for the WiFi is “delegate” and there are signs posted with the password throughout the building.
    Yes, the King Centre has cycle parking, some covered and some uncovered, and shower facilities. Shower facilities are located in the Atrium toilets.
    The King's Centre will provide a lunch service between 12.00pm and 2.00pm during the exam period. This is likely to include fresh soups with cheese scones, deli sandwiches, salads and more. Outside of the lunch service, there will be a kiosk with a range of beverages and snacks, available at any time.