Coronavirus Recovery: advice and latest information

Your Examinations

The University does not intend to host any in-person examinations for the academic year 2020-21 with the exception of some professional exams in the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, the School of Medicine, and the College of Human and Health Sciences.

For the majority of students in-person exams have been replaced with an appropriate, alternative assessment, which has been determined by your School/College.

You will be notified of the date(s) of your alternative assessment (not including supplementary assessments) by the relevant School or College at least 2 weeks in advance of the assessment-taking place.  If you undertake supplementary assessment you will be notified of the dates of these assessment as soon as possible.

If you have been assessed by the University as requiring provisions (e.g rest breaks/extra time for timed assessments), your School or College will ensure that suitable provisions are put in place.

As the Swansea University Exams Office, we:

  • Facilitate the setting up and managing exam periods for in-person examinations
  • Produce the exam timetable for in-person examinations, liaising closely with the Schools and Colleges
  • Provide support and make arrangements for students who receive provision for their in-person examinations

The University expects you to attend the exams for the modules on which you have enrolled in accordance with the official timetable. The conduct of University exams is governed by strict rules, set by the University, which include rules on absence from exams, conduct during an exam and academic misconduct. 


Examination Offences

Swansea University takes examination offences very seriously. 

Being caught committing an examination offence can have a devastating effect on your future career.

An examination offence, often referred to as 'unfair practice' or 'academic misconduct' constitutes any act whereby you obtain, attempt to obtain, an unpermitted advantage - whether for yourself or someone else.

Examination offences.