Frequently Asked Questions
Examination Frequently Asked Questions
Examination Frequently Asked Questions
On Campus Examinations
For 22/23 the majority of exams have been approved for in person delivery, although some exams will be online. Your exam timetable will confirm which exams are in person and which are online. Your timetable will also confirm the duration for your exams.
Please ensure you bring along your University student ID card to all your exams taking place on campus.
It is the responsibility of the student to follow the Exam Hall regulations for on campus exams. Please familiarise yourself with the Exam Hall regulations prior to attending any on campus exams. (exam hall regulations)
Please ensure you arrive in good time prior to the start of your exam.
Most online examinations will be listed in the exam timetable as the duration required to complete the exam plus fifteen minutes for submission. Time for submission may not be added where technology permits continuous uploading throughout the exam.
Students with a learning profile that grants them extra time for examinations will receive a further hour in addition to the submission period.
Your School will provide further information on the format of these online examinations, including any specific instruction on managing the additional digital submission hour.
Students with extra time adjustments on their learning profile will have extra time granted for short-form exams of 2hr or 3hr duration. All students with extra time adjustments will be granted an additional hour to complete these short format exams.
You should contact Disability and Learning Support Service for advice regarding other learning profile adjustments.
If you encounter any technical problems when uploading your completed exam, you are advised to:
- Do not do any further work on your examination answers
- Take screenshots of any error messages displayed
- Take screenshots of your examination answers
- Submit your work as soon as circumstances enable you to…….
- …..and also submit your work via email, taking care to include all accumulated screenshot evidence
- You should email all accumulated evidence immediately and not wait until you are able to submit your work online
With assessments delivered in a variety of formats, across a variety of learning tools, you should contact the relevant School for more detailed support and guidance.
General support from IS will be available through firstname.lastname@example.org during the exam period (11 December- 21 December), at the following times:
- Mon-Thur: 8am-8pm
- Fri: 8am-7pm
- Sat: 9am-5pm
- Sun: 9am-5pm
The Timetable on my Phone service has been upgraded to include personalised exam timetable information for future exam diets. This is an important ‘next step’ in the University’s ambition to deliver a comprehensive personalised timetable service through your Office365 calendar.
Many of you will have already accessed your personalised teaching timetable through this service, in which case your exam timetable details will simply be added to your existing calendar. If you haven’t, don’t worry – simply go to the Timetable on my Phone webpage, where information and guidance can be found:
Please contact the Examinations Office on email@example.com with any queries regarding your timetable
We have over 46,000 records being published to Office 365, please be patient while this is sent to all students who have exams. If your exams do not appear in your timetable within a week of the publication date please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org please include your matriculation number, the course code and the title of the exams you are sitting. We can then investigate and reply to you.
You should contact your school office in the first instance; they will confirm if you have an exam. If the exam is to be timetabled the school will inform Student Administration, who will then update the timetable.
Changes can occur to the timetable, therefore please ensure that you recheck your exam details on a regular basis and immediately prior to your examination(s).
If an examination changes, it will be highlighted in blue on the timetable.
Please check your course enrolments - if they should be amended please contact the Course Secretary for both exams or your school office.
Once you have undertaken the above step and you still have a clash, you should contact email@example.com
*** The Overseas Examination Service is not available for the August re-sit exam diet 2023 ***
The August 2023 Exam Resit Diet: The expectation is that the format of the August re-sit exam diet will reflect the May exam diet. If you sat your exam online in May, this will also be the case for your re-sit exam. If you sat your exam in May on campus, you will sit your re-sit exam on campus.
The exam dates are 07 August - 18 August 2023 (including Saturdays). If you have any questions regarding this service, please email Examinations@ed.ac.uk
No, you are not required to register for a resit. There will be no reassessment fee for 2022/23. The reassessment fee is under review for 2023/24. Please see link below:
You should contact your school office in the first instance. The school should then contact Examinations to confirm that the exam was a first sit attempt.
There will be no reassessment fee for 2022/23. The reassessment fee is under review for 2023/24. Please see link below:
If you have previously been invoiced for a re-sit examination, that you may think is incorrect. Please email Examinations@ed.ac.uk
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Guidance and support for students with special arrangements
More information is available from Student Disability Services.