Exams

Guidance to help you through the exam process, including what to expect and how to get your results.

Key exam information

Exam periods

The majority of exams that take place in the Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) and on the main Frenchay Campus are scheduled centrally by Central Examinations.

You can view the assessment periods and the publication dates of centrally-scheduled examinations for the 2019/20 academic year below:

Assessment period dates

Assessment period Timetable publication date
Period one: 6–17 January 2020 18 November 2019
Period two: 27 April 2020 to 22 May 2020 16 March 2020
Period three: 13–24 July 2020 29 June 2020
Period four: 3–14 August 2020 (selected modules only) 6 July 2020

You're expected to be available to attend exams between these dates. Exam dates won't be amended on the basis of individual students' travel plans, family weddings or any other arrangements.

The majority of exams should be held during the weeks shown above. However, some exams are held outside of these main periods. For further information, please contact your Module Leader.

Exam timetables

We publish the dates of the University’s Assessment Periods on our website before the start of the academic year. You can access your timetable through myUWE.

Student timetables for exams taking place in Assessment Periods 1, 2 and 4 are published in myUWE (login required) four to six weeks before the Assessment Period.

Student timetables for exams taking place in Assessment Period 3 are published in myUWE (login required) one week before the Assessment Period.

Please note that some exams take place outside of the University’s standard assessment periods – you will be informed of these at the start of the module.

Off-campus assessments

It’s possible to take some assessments under controlled conditions away from UWE Bristol campuses, find out more about the eligibility criteria.

Off-campus assessments
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Prepare for assessments

Get further guidance for preparing for assessments, including how to revise effectively and advice on how to manage exam anxiety.

Prepare for assessments
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Exam information film

Watch our short film to gain an insight into what sitting an exam will be like.