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.

Room locations

If you have on-campus examinations and are unsure of the location of your room please see the floorplans and maps to exam venues.

IT support during an exam period

IT enquiries and support are available 24/7 via the LiveChat function on the portal or by emailing

When you email the Information Centre out of hours you will get an email back from

Book a desk for exams

If you are due to sit an online examination remotely and don’t have a suitable space to take it or would prefer to make use of University space, you can book an exam space online via Resource Booker (click on the Book a Desk for Exams button).  Your booking will be confirmed by email and a specific desk will be allocated to you.

The venues have yet to be confirmed for the Autumn 2023 diet, however when they are they will be bookable on a first come first served basis, and will be open between 08:00 and 18:00, Monday to Friday. 

Specific exam arrangements

Please note that exam adjustments need to be in place at least two weeks before an exam period starts. Exam arrangements agreed after this time will not be in place until the start of the next exam period, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Defer an exam

A deferred exam is a concession intended to allow a student who is unable to attend on the date first set, or who is compelled by illness to leave before the completion of an exam, to take an exam at a later date. See further information on how to defer an exam.

Extenuating circumstances

During the course of your study, you may encounter personal difficulties that are not in your control and might impact your ability to sit an exam. Find out more about how to apply for extenuating circumstances.