Exeter Uni The April/May 2021 examination period will take place online

Examinations and Assessments

The April/May 2021 examination period will take place online. Please review the information available on this webpage for details on the format online examinations take. 

Keep an eye on both your University emails and the student newsletter University Updates for information and guidance.

You can find some frequently asked questions on examinations here. For general questions on COVID-19, including accommodation, absence and self-isolation, please visit these pages.

Studyzone

Student Services are available to support you as you prepare for exams and assessments. Please access the Study Zone for guidance and support on revising and undertaking your examinations.

You can now view your examination timetable at mytimetable.exeter.ac.uk.

Your examination will take one of three forms:

  • Option 1.
    An open-book non-invigilated examination that must be completed and submitted within a 24 hour period following the examination start time written on your paper and on your examination timetable.You can use as much of the available 24 hours as you wish, but we do not expect the paper to take the full 24 hours to complete. An indicative amount of time, and/or a maximum word count(s), will be stipulated in the examination rubric, and on your exam timetable.

    Students will need to download, complete, and upload/submit their paper within the specified 24 hour period.

  • Option 2.
    An open-book non-invigilated examination that must be completed and submitted within a fixed duration during a specified 24 hour period as defined on your paper and on your examination timetable.As soon as you begin the download of your examination paper it will be time stamped, and the fixed duration of the examination will begin.

    The duration will be adjusted, where appropriate, with respect to Individual Learning Plans.

    Students are allowed an additional 30 minute window where submission is to BART. If your Option 2 paper must be submitted through BART (not submitted directly within ELE), please ensure you use the 30 minute window at the end of the fixed duration to upload and submit your work, contacting the Assessment Helpdesk should you have any problems during the examination.

    Students will need to download, complete, and upload/submit their paper within the fixed duration and the specified 24 hour period.

    It is your responsibility to note the time you access your Option 2 examination paper, and keep track of when you will need to submit.

  • Option 3.
    An extended non-invigilated examination normally to be taken over a number of weeks. Option 3 extended examinations are designed to be manageable alongside other time pressures, including other assessments.Please be aware, during the April/May assessment period you will not be able to apply for an extension to an option 3 extended examination. This is because option 3 assessments are still to be treated as examinations. Therefore students will have to apply to defer should they not be able to complete the assessment in the allocated weeks.

All Option 1 and 2 exam papers will be posted to Exams ELE, a platform for open book remote examinations. We will post a link to Exams ELE closer to the start of the exam period.

Option 3 extended examinations will be released on ELE, which you can find here. You can also access your course and revision materials on ELE.

Contact the Assessment Helpdesk

From Monday 26 April: examshelp@exeter.ac.uk or for an urgent request during an examination on the phone line: +44 (0)1392 72 6800

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