Coronavirus Recovery: advice and latest information

Message to Students

The University is actively working to provide a range of alternative assessments instead of on-site examinations which will now no longer take place for the remainder of the current Academic Year up to and including August 2020. Alternative assessments will not require your attendance at the University. Your College will provide you with further communication in due course in respect of the nature and forms of these alternative assessments and students are asked to wait for further notification at the current time.

For all courses leading to professional registration in the School of Medicine, College of Human and Health Sciences and the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law (Legal Practice Course only), students are advised to await specific information from their Colleges.

Examination Offences

An exam offence, often referred to as 'unfair practice', constitutes any act whereby you obtain, or attempt to obtain, an unpermitted advantage - whether for yourself or for someone else. Examples of exam offences include:

  • Taking prohibited items into the venue.
  • Cheating, attempting to cheat or assisting another candidate to cheat.
  • Impersonating an exam candidate, or allowing yourself to be impersonated.
  • Opening the exam paper before the exam has started.
  • Having any writing on any part of your body or on your clothing.
  • Communicating or attempting to communicate with other candidates while inside the venue.
  • Committing plagiarism, i.e. presenting another person’s work as though it were your own work.
  • Taking any exam stationery out of the venue, whether used or unused.
  • Continuing to write after the exam has ended.
  • Presenting false extenuating circumstances to mislead Examination Boards.