Formal Assessments

Formal Assessments


The Academic Calendar is published prior to the start of the academic year.

The Calendar will include any periods of formal assessment.
It is the responsibility of the student to be available for assessment for the whole of the designated period.

Formal Examination Timetable

Timetabling of all formal examinations within the designated assessment period is co-ordinated by Planning and Information.

The timetable is based upon the assessment requirements of each module, the module combinations of each student, the available accommodation and the number of students registered on a module.

Therefore it is critical that all module registrations are complete before the timetable can be constructed.

Construction of the timetable cannot begin until after the module registration deadline [MRD].

Compilation of the timetable will involve liaison between the Senior Planning and Information (Assessment), a named individual in each School and the appropriate UMF Manager.

A draft version of the timetable is produced and circulated to the School - this is for administrative purposes only and should NOT be made available to students.

Changes to the initial draft will only be made with regard to genuine omissions, errors or clashes of examinations.

The final examination timetable will normally be published and available to students 4 weeks prior to the start of the examination period.

Copies of the timetable will be available in all Schools and Campus Centres and the LJMU website.


Changes to the Final Timetable

Changes to the timetable will not be made after publication of the final version. However, the University is aware that occasionally local changes of venue may be necessary - provided that this does not impact upon any other examinations.

Should this situation arise, then it is the responsibility of the School to ensure that all relevant students are notified. Similarly it is the responsibility of the School to notify Planning and Information and all other School Offices that there has been a minor change to the published timetable.


Scheduling Examinations

(Note: the constraints of time, accommodation and other resources may require alternative arrangements)

  • Examinations may be scheduled at any time between 9am and 9pm.
  • There are normally 4 sessions of examinations each day, at 9.30 am, 1.30 pm. 4.30 pm and an evening session, where appropriate for part time/evening students.

Number of examinations per student per day

It is the Policy of the University that students may be required to:

  • Undertake up to 6 hours of formal assessment per day.
  • Undertake any number of  formal assessment on consecutive days.

Wherever possible, the University will endeavour to schedule no more than 2 examinations per student per day, however, the constraints of time, accommodation and other resources may not permit this.

Page last modified 19 October 2011.

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