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25 March: Exams guidance

 

As you’ll be aware, the upcoming exam period will be running from Monday 10 May to Friday 4 June. 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.  

 All your exams will be conducted remotely/online through our Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and we are confident that we have a process that is rigorous, protects academic standards and provides you with the opportunities to achieve the outcomes you deserve. 

Important details:

Please read thoroughly: 

  • Examination Windows will be 8am-6pm UK time from 10 May to 4 June (no Saturdays). The exam will only be available on the scheduled day and during the Examination Window for you to complete.

  • We expect all students to take their remote exam in their home environment. However, if you feel this is not possible, you must contact your Student Advice Centre by no later than 16 April. Some students may then be permitted to take their remote examination in a designated on-campus space (non-invigilated). 

  • You must complete remote exams within a set duration of time. We call this the Examination Completion Period. This means that you should begin your exam early enough to allow completion before 6pm. For example: 
      • If your exam is two hours long, you should begin no later than 4pm UK time
      • If it's three hours long then no later than 3pm UK time, and so on. 

  • The length of each examination will vary according to each individual module but all examinations will be timed via the completion period, so when you start your examination, the countdown of the clock starts. Therefore, students sitting a three-hour examination will be ‘timed out’ of the examination three hours after they start and the submission window will close after three hours has expired. It is extremely important that you submit your exam ahead of the ‘time out’.

  • IT and Module Leader/Tutor support will only be available between 8am-6pm UK time.
     
  • It will be possible for you to start your exam up to 6pm, but we strongly discourage you from doing this. If you start your exam late enough that you are still working on it past 6pm UK time, then please be aware that IT and academic support will not be available past 6pm.

You can read all our exams-related information and guidance on the DMU examinations webpage. This includes a full student guidance document and a set of FAQs on the Your DMU Future microsite (which will be live by close of play today). 

If you have any questions or concerns about your exams, please contact your module leaders and module tutors. You can also call your Student Advice Centres on the number below:

  • HLS - (0116) 257 7749
  • BAL - (0116) 2577243
  • CEM - (0116) 207 8499/8497

We wish you the very best in your upcoming assessments.

 

*The information provided in this email bulletin is for students studying a DMU programme that is being delivered at DMU. Students on programmes that are validated by DMU, but are delivered by academic partner institutions (such as DMUIC, Leicester College, etc.), should refer to their institution/college for confirmation of local arrangements.*