Coronavirus Recovery: advice and latest information

Your Examinations

Examinations 2021/22 – Supplementary Assessments

For the August assessment period there will be a blend of both online and in-person assessment taking place across the University which has been determined by your School.

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, student assessment broadened to include more online approaches and we aim to keep some of the new assessment methods where appropriate. However, across the University there will be some departments that for professional registration or pedagogical reasons require in-person exams.

You will receive notification of the type of assessment you will be undertaking at least 4 weeks in advance by your School and you will be notified of the dates of your assessment at least 2 weeks in advance of the assessment taking place.

In line with Welsh Government advice the University strongly recommends that you continue to wear a face covering in all indoor areas, particularly where social distancing is not possible.

It is recommended anyone who tests positive for Covid-19, should stay at home and not attend in person examinations.  It is no longer a legal requirement to self-isolate, however to reduce the risk of giving the virus to others if you have symptoms you should test and self-isolate if you test positive. In line with Welsh Gov guidelines students may leave self-isolation after 5 days.  

If you have been assessed by the University as requiring provisions (e.g rest breaks/extra time for timed assessments), your Faculty/School or in the case of in-person examinations the University Examinations Office 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.