On-Campus Exams - Adverse Weather

For any exams taking place on campus, the University accepts that adverse weather may disrupt students' travel arrangements causing late arrival or non-attendance.


We recommend you check your exam timetable to ensure that you know the dates and times of any exams taking place on campus in order to help you assess your travel options. If it is possible to do so safely you should take all reasonable steps to attend your scheduled examinations.

Late Arrival

If you arrive late you will be permitted entry to the examination hall up to one hour after the examination has started; and, unless any students have left the examination during the first hour, the invigilator has discretion to allow you to enter the examination even later than this. You will finish the examination at the same time as everyone else; it will not be possible to add on any extra time at the end.

Impaired Performance due to Late Arrival

If you miss some of your examination due to disrupted travel caused by bad weather, and you believe that your performance was affected by having less time in the examination, you can apply for consideration under the regulations on ‘Incomplete assessment resulting from Good Cause’ (see §16.45 - §16.53) in the University Code of Assessment.

It is your responsibility to initiate this process after the exam has taken place. Then, you must submit your case as a Good Cause Claim on MyCampus not later than five working days after the examination. You should ensure that you collect any documentation that you deem necessary to support your absence and upload this documentation into MyCampus. (Additional evidence can be added to your MyCampus Good Cause Claim after the five working days deadline, but this should be done as soon as possible.)

Good Cause Claims submitted later than five working days will not be considered unless you can also demonstrate that you were unable to submit the claim at an earlier date.

Missing an on-campus exam due to travel disruption

In circumstances where you are unable to attend an examination you should inform the relevant Course Co-ordinator(s) of the situation as soon as possible and follow this up by completion of a Good Cause Claim on MyCampus not later than five working days after the examination, as detailed in the section above. All such claims will be considered by the relevant Board of Examiners and the regulations on 'Incomplete assessment resulting from Good Cause' will be applied (see above).

Cancellation of Examinations

In extreme weather the University Secretary may authorise the cancellation of examinations at the University. Notice of such cancellations shall be posted on this website as soon as possible and the Communications Office will inform our social media community through Facebook and Twitter of the latest advice and updates.

When examinations are cancelled they will be re-scheduled at the earliest opportunity, but not during vacation weeks. Students are expected to attend these examinations as they would on the original date.