Exam dates and timetables

The university’s main undergraduate exams take place between 27th April to 22nd May 2020. The resit period is 10th - 21st August 2020. There are other exam schedules throughout the year for postgraduate courses.

The exam timetables are accessed through MyDMU, and it is important to check your timetable regularly as it is subject to change. The main May exam schedule will be published to students the first week of March 2020. Along with the date of the exam, you need to know the time and the venue, as your exam may be scheduled in a campus building you are not familiar with – so it might take a few extra minutes to get there.

Student Guide to Exams

Here’s our Student Guide to Exams which you may find useful….

student guide march 2019

On the day - what to expect

We’ve summarised the main points of what to expect and how to prepare for your exams here –

 dos and donts

Exam deferrals

If you cannot attend your exam due to sudden unexpected extenuating circumstances, you can apply for a deferral of assessment. You should seek advice from your Faculty Student Advice Centre to discuss your situation directly. Click here for more information about deferrals.

Extra support

If you wish to discuss individual exam adjustments due to a disability, medical condition or mental health issue, you should contact Disability Advice and Support or the Mental Health Inclusion Team.

Students can book an exam quick query appointment via MyGateway, or email disability@dmu.ac.uk.

There are deadlines in place for extra support arrangements to be finalised however; please bear in mind that these deadlines are for the completion of the process. During your appointment, the Disability Advice and Support team may require further evidence, so our advice is that you apply as soon as possible and not leave it until near the deadline.

Where extra support has been put in place the Examinations Office will contact you to confirm all the details, your exam dates will not normally be any different to the standard exam dates.

Individual Exam Arrangements: ‘Stop Clock’ Breaks

Where a requirement for a ‘stop clock’ break has been confirmed through the Disability Advice and Support team, this will be put in place for formal exams.

Stop clock breaks give the student the chance to take a rest break during the exam, these breaks are flexible in that the clock can be paused any number of times up until the end of the exam and the total number of minutes the clock is paused for is added to the end time of the exam.

Students can only apply this during the standard length of the exam, for example:

An exam starting at 9.00 am until 11.00 am.  The clock can be paused any number of times during 9.00 until 11.00.  At 11.00 the total number of minutes paused will be added to the end time of the exam.

So if a student pauses the exam for a total of 22 minutes, between 9.00 and 11.00, the exam will conclude at 11.22.

The clock cannot be paused after 11.00 (or after the standard end time of any exam).

If a student is permitted extra time in addition to stop clock breaks, for example, 25% extra time, the clock can only be paused up until the end of the exam, including extra time.

For example:

An exam starting at 9.00 am until 11.00 am with 25% extra time, so the exam will finish at 11.30 and the clock cannot be stopped after 11.30

Full exam conditions remain in place during stop clock breaks.

Extra support deadlines

For students on standard undergraduate programmes, the extra support deadlines are Friday 27th March (for main exam period) and Friday 17th July (for resit period).

For students on postgraduate, distance learning, semester based and nursing and midwifery programmes, the extra support deadlines are at least six weeks before the date of exam.

If you have had individual exam arrangements for previous formal examinations at DMU, these will automatically be in place for the May 2020 exam period.

Examination regulations

Click here to read the University Regulations concerning examinations.

Examinations Office

The examinations office is responsible for

  • Scheduling exams and invigilators
  • Managing exam documents
  • Issuing and receiving exam documents to/from invigilators
  • Responding to queries about exams
  • Putting Individual Exam Arrangements in place

Our aim is to provide an examination schedule and service that is equitable to all students and in accordance with the University regulations concerning examinations.

The Examinations Office can be contacted on: examinationoffice@dmu.ac.uk or +44 (0) 116 250 6379

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