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Information for candidates

We want your exams to go as smoothly as possible so we have created a Student Guide to Examinations, which you should read carefully before undertaking any exams.

Map of exam venues

Deadlines for examinations arrangements

If you require specific exam arrangements due to a disability, mental health issue or learning difficulty such as dyslexia, you are reminded that you should arrange to see an Accessibility Advisor well before the deadline so there is sufficient time to implement your agreed adjustments. Please do not leave your visit until the week before the advertised date as there may be a high demand for appointments. The Accessibility and Inclusion Service can be contacted via or 01786 466022.

Religious observance during an exam?

Examinations occur throughout the year, and can take place Monday to Saturday. The University recognises that the examination timetable might clash with religious observance.

University exam diets are published in advance on the University website. You should alert Academic Registry to any dates that your religious observance might clash with University exams. You can do this by completing the ‘Religious Observance Form’ and submitting to before the advertised deadlines.

Though the University will consider your request constraints placed on the timetable might make this impossible given the logistics of scheduling a very large numbers of examinations involving hundreds of students within a limited examination period. Where clashes with religious observances have been unavoidable you should contact your religious leader to obtain a special dispensation in order to attend your exam. If dispensation is not authorised by your religious leader then you should submit proof of religious observance requirements e.g. a letter on headed paper from your place of worship in order to support your application to defer your exam.

What if my exam is scheduled during Ramadan?

The University does not deem the event of Ramadan to be a legitimate extenuating circumstance or reason for claiming extenuating circumstances for exams unless fasting significantly affects your health and/or you have a medical condition which may impair your performance or prevent you from attending an examination. In such cases you will need to provide documentary evidence to support your claim for extenuating circumstances to be submitted to the Faculty Examination Board.

Cottrell Exam Venues A Corridor to Logie Lecture Theatre 2B38 2B40 2B42 2B44 2X Corridor 2Y Corridor 2A21 Key Bag Room Exam Room PC Lab Main A & B Corridors 2X14 2Z Corridor 2B46 2B48 2B74 2B76 2A19 2A17 2A15 2A13 2A11 2A9 A1 2U2 2W Corridor 2V Corridor 2U Corridor 2A87 2B39 2B41 2B43 2B45 2X6 2X2 2X4 2A Corridor 2B Corridor 2A Corridor 2B Corridor Lecture Theatre B3 Lecture Theatre B4 Lecture Theatre A4 Lecture Theatre A3 Lecture Theatre A5 Lecture Theatre A6 Lecture Theatre V1 Lecture Theatre W1 2B84 2B85 2B87 2B86 2B88 2W5 2V2 2V3 2A43 2A54 2A73 2A75 2A91 2B147 2B129 2B121 2Y5 2Y8 2Y4 Hub Student 2A1 2A79 2A81 2A58 - 2A74