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Examinations 2021 – religious observance requests

Deadline 2021: Friday 5 February 2021

The University will make every effort to avoid timetabling examinations or assessments on religious days or festivals for those students whose commitment to the observance of their faith would otherwise cause them to miss the examination or assessment. However, we are able to consider the needs of students only if their requirement for particular religious observance is mandatory. It is not possible to take account of casual preferences or of social or domestic reasons.

How to make a request

The main exam period will take place between Monday 10 May and Friday 18 June 2021 and includes Saturdays.

Students wishing to observe a religious commitment on a particular day during the published examination periods should notify the Examinations Office by emailing  before Friday 5 February 2021, when exam scheduling work begins. The following information must be included:

  • Name and student number
  • Details of the observance
  • The date on which it will be undertaken
  • Proof of religious observance requirements e.g. a letter on headed paper from your place of worship

If students fail to contact the Examinations Office by the deadline, the University cannot accept responsibility if students are timetabled for an examination at a time when their religious requirements overlap with the date of an exam.

Please note the University may not always be able to accommodate requests. Where a request change has not been possible, students can submit a mitigating circumstances request.

See the Central Student Administration website for more information.