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Exams at UWE Bristol

Guidance to help you through the exam process, including what to bring and how to get your results.

What to bring to your exam

The essentials you'll need to sit your exam, guidance on stationery and what you absolutely cannot bring. Don't forget your UWE Bristol student ID card!

What to expect

Sitting an exam can be scary, but planning ahead will help to calm your nerves. Find out what will happen in your exam, who to speak to if you have a problem and what you'll need to know about arrival times and toilet breaks.

Reasonable adjustments

You may be able to get extra support in your exam if you have a health condition, disability or injury. Take a look at the types of reasonable adjustment available and when you need to apply for them. We've also got guidance on what to do if you get seriously ill before or during your exam.

Off-campus assessments

It’s possible to take some assessments under controlled conditions away from UWE Bristol campuses, but you must meet certain criteria.

Find out your exam results

Your results will be available in myUWE after the results publication dates. If your exam takes place outside of the standard assessment period, your result will be released within four weeks of the exam.

Please note: You'll be given unconfirmed marks in myUWE as soon as they're available, but these unconfirmed marks are subject to moderation and may go up or down. We'll confirm your final mark on the official publication results publication date.

Exam periods

The majority of exams that take place in the Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) and on the main Frenchay Campus are scheduled centrally by Central Examinations.

You can view the assessment periods and the publication dates of centrally-scheduled examinations for the 2017/18 academic year below:

Assessment period Publication date
Period one: 819 January 2018 December 2017
Period two: 30 April to 25 May 2018 March 2018
Period three: 1627 July 2018 July 2018
Period four: 617 August 2018 (selected modules only) July 2018

You're expected to be available to attend exams between these dates. Exam dates won't be amended on the basis of individual students' travel plans, family weddings or any other arrangements.

The majority of exams should be held during the weeks shown above. However, some exams are held outside of these main periods. For further information please contact your Module Leader.

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