There are four main exam sessions each year:
- March (January entry students)
- August Supplementary
These sessions will be relevant for most students and the dates can be found under Term and Semester Dates.
There are programmes run by Swansea University, including Nursing, Medicine, LPC (Legal Practice Course), where the exam dates fall outside of the main sessions. Students on these programmes are advised to check their exam dates directly with their Faculty.
Your exam timetable will be available on your personal Intranet account. This will show the date, start time and duration of your exam, as well as the venue. Please ensure you attend the venue shown on your personal timetable.
If you receive additional provisions, these will appear on your Intranet timetable, along with details of your appropriate provisions venue. If you believe this information is incorrect, please contact the Exams Office as soon as possible.
If you think that the incorrect modules are showing on your timetable, or that a module is missing, please contact your Faculty.
You must contact your Faculty immediately. If you are applying for Extenuating Circumstances, you have five days from the date of the exam to raise these with your Faculty.
If you arrive within 30 minutes of the published start time, you will be allowed to sit the exam, however you will not be allowed any extra time at the end of the exam.
If you arrive/will arrive after the 30 minute deadline, you will not be permtted access to the exam venue. You should contact your Faculty and discuss your options with them.
Full details of how to apply for provision are provided on Support For Your Exams.
You will be able to access your results via your intranet record on a specified date following the Examination Board. You will be sent information regarding the date of publication and instructions for accessing your results.
No, all examinations must be sat at a Swansea University venue.
No, the University does not host examinations for other Institutions or Examination Boards.
Regrettably it is not possible for the University to change the dates of the examination periods as there are fixed in advance, and any changes would have a significant effect on other events. Further advice can be found at the following site.
If you have concerns during an exam you should raise your hand and advise an invigilator. If your concern is of a personal or sensitive nature, you should request to speak with the Chief Invigilator in private.
If you have concerns following an exam, please contact your Faculty.
Please bear in mind that it is easier to resolve issues at the time and therefore, where possible, any concerns or issues should be raised with the Chief Invigilator at the time.
If you have lost your student ID card, you must get a replacement from the Library as soon as possible. If you are without ID on the day of an in-person exam you should bring with you any other form of official photographic ID, such as a passport or driving licence, which states your full name. Students without valid photographic ID will have a sticker on their answer books stating this.
Lost property is returned to the Exams Office at the relevant Campus. For Brangwyn Hall and Sports Hall, any items are returned to the Exams Office at the Singleton Park Campus.
Students must submit a written request to their Faculty within four weeks of the start of the relevant module(s) to be permitted to sit an examination and/or submit assessed work in Welsh. Full details can be found on the Academic Guide.
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