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May Exam Schedule and Student Exam Guidance


The upcoming May exam period will run from Wednesday 4 May to Friday 27 May (excluding Saturdays and Sundays).

We’re pleased to announce that you can now find the exams schedule on MyDMU and on the DMU examinations webpage. Please also make sure you read this student guidance document as it contains vital information to support you with your examinations.  

Exams will be taken online during this academic year unless there are course-specific requirements for face-to-face, on campus exams - where that’s necessary, your course team will notify you of this. Face-to-face exams will be of fixed, timed duration, will be fully invigilated and all normal exam room regulations will apply. 

All online exams will be accessed through Blackboard virtual learning environment

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Exam Timings

Online exams will take place over a 24-hour period. The exam can only be accessed on the day it is scheduled.

This does not mean you have to use the full 24 hours to complete the exam. An indicative duration of the exam will normally be included in the exam instructions; this is a recommended time for you to spend completing the exam and how long the exam would typically take if you were able to focus on it in ‘standard’ exam conditions.

You will need to allow time to download the exam question, complete your answers and submit within the 24-hour period.

The 24-hour time period will start and finish at 9am UK time. It is important to leave yourself time to submit your work before the deadline.

Some exams are exceptionally scheduled for a fixed time duration due to Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies’ (PSRBs) requirements. Your Blackboard announcements will specify if your exam is to be taken on-line within a fixed time duration. 

Multiple Choice Questionnaire (MCQ) exams are slightly different as they will be of specific timed duration – check your module shell information on Blackboard for details. Once you begin the exam, the fixed time duration will start and this is the time you have to complete and submit your answers. Where professional body exceptions apply, your course team will advise you of this.  

Students with Individual Exam Arrangements

For online exams, the 24-hour exam period allows students individual flexibility to plan and manage the time they need to complete the exam. This includes students taking the exam in different time zones and also incorporates any recommendations for additional time granted through the Disability Advice and Support assessment.

For online exams with fixed time durations, additional time will be added for students who have a confirmed Individual Exam Arrangement agreed with the Disability Advice and Support team by Friday 25 March 2022.

IT Support During Exams

During the 24-hour time period of the online exam, ITMS will be operating their normal support hours, with full staffing between 8am and 5pm Monday-Friday excluding bank holidays. An out-of-hours telephone-based support service is available at all other times, including bank holidays. This is provided by a third-party service provider.

Contact itmsservicedesk@dmu.ac.uk or T: +44 (0)116 250 6050

We wish you the very best in your upcoming assessments.

Posted on Monday 21st March 2022

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