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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. You can also watch our exam information film for further guidance.

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.

Illness before or during an exam

If you’re unable to attend an exam due to illness or injury, you must contact a Student Support Adviser as soon as possible. They’ll be able to explain all the options available to you.

If you have a serious infectious illness such as chickenpox or mumps, please don’t attend the University, even to sit an exam.

If you’re ill during an exam, please raise your hand and make yourself known to the Invigilator so that they can assist you. If you leave the exam and are unable to return, please contact a Student Support Adviser as soon as you can.

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 timetable

You can access your timetable through myUWE.

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 2019/20 academic year below:

Assessment period Publication date
Period one: 6–17 January 2020 18 November 2019
Period two: 27 April 2020 to 22 May 2020 16 March 2020
Period three: 13–24 July 2020 29 June 2020
Period four: 3–14 August 2020 (selected modules only) 6 July 2020

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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