Assessment Frequently Asked Questions

When will I be expected to sit my examinations?

There are three formal examination sessions each year, namely following Semester 1 in January, following Semester 2 in May/June and the resit examination period in August.  These sessions will be relevant for most students. The dates are published annually and the link can be found below.  However, for certain programmes the examination dates will fall outside of these areas, particularly for Nursing, Medicine and some postgraduate courses, such as the LPC.  You are advised therefore to check details with your College. More info

Where can I find my examination timetable?

Examination timetables are published approximately one month before the examination period begins.  Initially a draft timetable is made available and students are asked to check their personal timetable in case of any clashes.  Your timetable can be viewed from your intranet record. More info

Where will I sit my supplementary examinations?

Examinations are scheduled to be sat at the Swansea University campus.  Examinations are not permitted to be sat off campus.

I am unable to attend an examination. What should I do?

It is essential that you inform your personal tutor or a member of the College’s administration as a matter of urgency if you are unable to attend an examination. If you are unable to contact a member of staff in your College you should phone the examination office on 01792 602164.  If the University is informed of this in advance it might be able to put in measures for special arrangements for you to sit the examination if necessary. You are also advised to refer to the University’s Extenuating Circumstances Affecting Assessment Policy. More info

I require special arrangements for my examinations. How can I request this?

The University might be able to provide additional support for candidates to sit examinations, thus assisting students to overcome personal challenges.  You are required to seek the support of your academic college through your Personal Tutor.  You College in turn will formally request that arrangements be put in place by the exams office.  

However, in the case of an emergency you are advised to contact the exams office directly – 01792 602164.

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I am unable to complete my dissertation by the deadline – what can I do?

You should speak to your Supervisor about the possibility of requesting an extension to the deadline. You will also need to provide your supervisor with details of the reasons why you cannot meet the deadline and to provide evidence to substantiate any circumstances that might have adversely affected your work. Your supervisor in turn will seek the support of the appropriate College committee and submit a request to the University's Academic Board (Taught Masters). You will receive notification of the outcome of your request from the Academic Registry.

My dissertation is sponsored by an external company and they wish to request a bar on access – what do I need to do?

You should speak to your Supervisor about submitting a request for a bar on access and provide your supervisor with a robust argument, supported by documentation by the relevant company. Your supervisor will seek the support of the relevant committee in the College and in turn submit a request to the University's Academic Board (Taught Masters). You will receive notification of the outcome of your request from the Academic Registry.

How does the University publish results?

You will be able to access your module marks and end of year progression decision or for final year students your award result via your intranet record on a specified date following the exam board.  You will be sent information regarding the date of publication and instructions for accessing your result by email from the Academic Registry. More info

What do I do if I don’t think my marks are correct?

You are advised to query the marks in the first instance with the College ie your Personal Tutor or Examination Officer.

What does an exit qualification mean for me?

Students are considered for the award of an exit qualification if they are not permitted a chance to progress or redeem failures on their current programme.

Students who are awarded a decision of ‘Fail’ by a University Examination Board or who withdraw from the university before completing their programme may, depending on the number of credits attained at the appropriate level at the time of exiting from the University, qualify for an ‘Exit Award’. The exit qualifications available for Swansea University awards can be found in each specific programme’s regulations.

How does the University calculate my Undergraduate degree?

All modules pursued at Levels 5, 6 and 7 and taught at Swansea, or elsewhere in lieu of study in Swansea, shall contribute towards the final classification.  More info

Did you find what you were looking for?

Did this answer your question? If not, please contact one of the following:

Examinations-related queries:

j.walsh@swansea.ac.uk / l.a.horgan@swansea.ac.uk (examination timetabling/attendance at examinations/general queries)

d.kaminaris@swansea.ac.uk (special examination arrangements/general queries)

Undergraduate Queries: undergraduatequeries@swansea.ac.uk

Taught Postgraduate Queries: postgraduatetaughtqueries@swansea.ac.uk

Postgraduate Research Queries: postgradoffice@swansea.ac.uk

Accuracy of Published Marks Frequently Asked Questions

Download the Accuracy of Published Marks FAQ Factsheet

If you feel that your results have been incorrectly recorded you can apply to have the marks checked. Download our  Accuracy of Published Marks Frequently Asked Questions factsheet for more information. You may also wish to look at the following web pages:

Did you find what you were looking for? If you have a query about accuracy of published marks that you cannot find the answer to here, please contact academic.registry@swansea.ac.uk.

Extenuating Circumstances Frequently Asked Questions

I was unable to attend an examination/submit work for assessment because of extenuating circumstances. What should I do?

You must keep your College informed of any personal circumstances which is adversely affecting your study or preparation for assessment. If the University is informed in time arrangements might be put in place to support you.  If the circumstances affect your attendance at an exam or the submission of a piece of work within a set deadline then it is imperative that you draw this to your College’s attention before the exam or before the deadline.  Please read the Extenuating Circumstances Affecting Assessment Policy which is available in the online Academic Guide. More info

Will I need to provide evidence of my extenuating circumstances?

Yes, you will be required to submit documentation to support your extenuating circumstances e.g a medical certificate.  Your College will be able to advise you of what evidence is required. More info

Download Extenuating Circumstances FAQ Factsheet

Download our Extenuating Circumstances Frequently Asked Questions factsheet for more detailed information on extenuating circumstances.

Did you find what you were looking for?

If you have a query about extenuating circumstances that you cannot find the answer to here, please contact myunihub@swansea.ac.uk.

Academic Misconduct Frequently Asked Questions

Download the Academic Misconduct FAQ Factsheet

Download our Academic Misconduct Frequently Asked Questions . You may also wish to look at the following web pages for further information on academic misconduct:

Did you find what you were looking for? If you have a query about academic misconduct that you cannot find the answer to here, please contact undergraduatequeries@swansea.ac.uk (for Undergraduate students) or postgraduatetaughtqueries@swansea.ac.uk (for Taught Postgraduate students).

Student Complaints Frequently Asked Questions

Download the Student Complaints FAQ Factsheet

Download our Student Complaints Frequently Asked Questions factsheet. You may also wish to look at the following web pages for further information on student complaints:

Did you find what you were looking for? If you have a query about student complaints that you cannot find the answer to here, please contact complaints@swansea.ac.uk.