Exams 2014

*Important things you need to know*
Extra Study Space and extended Library Hours
Exams and looking after yourself
Extenuating Circumstances
Academic Misconduct
Other Useful Information
Examinations Office Website
Health Centre
 

*Extra study space and extended Library opening hours*

During the exam period the University provides extra rooms for private student study and the library can be accessed for longer periods.


Exams and looking after yourself

It’s important to look after yourself health-wise while doing exams. Time gets taken up with revision and it’s an effort to eat properly and try and get some down-time. But the better frame of mind you’re in, the better you’ll do. Try and take time to exercise and catch up with friends, even if it’s only for joint revision sessions. And try to eat properly and get some sleep.

These are lots of people and places who can help support through during your exams.

  • Chaplaincy – open to those of any faith for none, handy if you want a chat or just a quiet place to take some time out.
  • Study Advice – run workshops during the exam period and have a lot of useful leaflets on their web-site.
  • RUSU Advice team – any worries or problems about exams, don’t be afraid to come and have a word with an advisor. We’re open every week day, with drop-in sessions (no appointment needed) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10am to 10pm and Wednesdays 2pm – 5pm.
  • Counselling: Exams are stressful, sometimes if you have other things going on in your personal life as well it can make things worse - it’s worth knowing where Counselling are, in case you need them
  • Peer Support – students trained to listen to students. They have been there and know what it’s like.
  • Examinations Office Website - The main place to go for information on exam procedures and the University’s policies on Academic Misconduct and Extenuating Circumstances.
  • Health Centre - If you’re ill, see a doctor as soon as possible.  Not all illnesses (e.g. coughs and colds) will be serious enough for extenuating circumstances but be aware if you do intend to submit an ECF due to illness you should have medical evidence.
     

Extenuating Circumstances 2014-15

During the course of your degree programme you might be faced with personal, medical or family problems that are outside your control and are negatively affecting your academic performance. Such problems are known as 'extenuating circumstances'.

Please check the University website for further information on this.

Undergraduate deadlines for submission:

Results to be considered in the Summer Term

Part 3, Part 4, Finals

Friday 6 June 2014 14:00

Part 2

Friday 13 June 2014, 14:00

Part 1, IFP (October cohort) and Foundation Year in Science (excluding Taylors University July intake)

Wednesday 18 June 2014, 14:00


Institute of Education only

Finals (Institute of Education, excluding BA in Children's Development and Learning)

Friday 6 June 2014, 14:00

BA Children's Development and Learning (Finals)

Tuesday 1 July 2014, 14:00

Part 1 and 2 (Institute of Education)

Tuesday 1 July 2014, 14:00

Foundation Degrees (Institute of Education only)

Monday 21 July 2014, 14:00


Programmes with examinations in July

International Foundation Programme (January cohort)

Monday 4 August 2014, 11:00


Results to be considered following August/September resit examinations

All Parts

Monday 1 September 2014, 2pm


Postgraduate deadlines for submission (Whiteknights programmes)

January examinations
(ICMA and MSc Renewable Energy only)

Friday 31 January 2014, 14:00

Programmes less than 12 months in duration

Friday 13 June 2014, 14:00

April/May examinations

Friday 13 June 2014, 14:00

PGCEs

Tuesday 1 July 2014, 14:00

August/September examinations

Monday 1 September 2014, 14:00


Deadlines for submission for Greenlands-based programmes

For September exams and modules that are to be agreed at the Programme Examiners Meeting in October 2013

Friday 18 October 2013

For December exams and modules that are to be agreed at the Programme Examiners Meeting in January 2014

Friday 24 January 2014

For March exams and modules that are to be agreed at the Programme Examiners Meeting in April 2014

Friday 18 April 2014

For June exams and modules that are to be agreed at the Programme Examiners Meeting in July 2014

Tuesday 18 July 2014


If you think you will miss an exam for any reason you must let the University know as soon as possible.

Check out the university webpages on Extenuating Circumstances for further information. The Undergraduate Guide to Assessment and the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment also contain useful information about exams and assessments, so be sure to read these as well.

Contact a RUSU Student Adviser if you require any advice or information about Extenuating Circumstances.

Student Advisors can help you to:

  • Present your case convincingly in the form
  • Consider what kinds of evidence are necessary for your case
  • Inform you how and to whom to submit the form in your department
     

Academic Misconduct

Being under pressure can lead some people to be careless or to make bad decisions. The University take all forms of academic misconduct very seriously.  If you are accused of academic misconduct, for example plagiarism or taking notes into an exam you could be failed, have no further chance and in the worst cases may even have to leave University.

Most people will never be tempted to take a short-cut, but poor referencing or taking material you shouldn’t have in an exam by mistake can still be seen as academic misconduct. Make sure you’re aware of the rules and if you don’t understand ask for help!

Be aware of what is and isn’t allowed and remember the rules - then you won’t find yourself in a difficult situation that could affect your academic career and the rest of your life.

Other Useful Information

Your Personal Tutor should always be the first person you can go to if there’s a problem. Make sure you know who yours is.

Examinations Office Website

The main place to go for information on exam procedures and the University’s policies on Academic Misconduct and Extenuating Circumstances.

Health Centre

As mentioned above, if you’re really ill, see a doctor as soon as possible. Not all illnesses (e.g. coughs and colds) will be serious enough for extenuating circumstances but be aware if you do intend to submit an ECF due to illness you should have medical evidence.

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