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Exams, Assessment & Appeals

Find out more about exams and assessment, including the options available to you for additional support and academic appeals.

Examination Diets for Academic Session 2017-18

Please note that assessments for some programmes fall outwith these dates. Students are advised to contact their programme leaders for more information.

UWS exam timetables are published on Moodle as and when they become available. To access the timetables on Moodle you can log in either using your Student login, or as a Guest.

View Exam Timetables

Trimester 1

  • Mon 16 – Sat 21 October 2017 (inclusive)
  • Mon 11 – Sat 16 December 2017 (inclusive)

Trimester 2

  • Mon 12 – Sat 17 February 2018 (inclusive)
  • Mon 16 – Sat 21 April 2018 (inclusive)

Trimester 3

  • Mon 18 – Sat 23 June 2018 (inclusive)
  • Mon 13 – Sat 18 August 2018 (inclusive)

How to Complete Exam Booklets

Information about Exams

Student Conduct in Examinations

Please familiarise yourself with the University’s regulation regarding Student Conduct in Examinations, including the regulation on cheating and plagiarism.

Copies of Past Examination Papers

Where available, students can access question papers from previous examination diets by logging onto Moodle and clicking on the Quick Link section entitled “Assessment and Past Papers”. Copies of past papers can also be purchased from the University’s Printing Services on each campus.

Additional Support for Exams

Students with a disability

Students who have a disability, and/or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, are advised to register with the University's Disability Service as soon as possible. This will let the University ensure that individual arrangements are put in place to support their studies, including exam arrangements.

Students with a temporary hand/arm injury

Students who are suffering from an injury that will affect their ability to write in an exam should refer to the procedure for Students with Temporary Hand and Arm Injuries.

Information about Re-assessments

When do the resit examinations take place?

Resits from modules studied in the previous academic session will be taken at the time that the module is next offered. For example:

  • if the module is running in Trimester 1 of 2017-18 then the resit will be in December 2017

  • if the module is running in Trimester 2 of session 2017-18 then the resit will be in April 2018

Students are strongly recommended to contact their module co-ordinator to find out when the resit exam is scheduled to take place. Failure to attend the resit at the appropriate time may lead to loss of attempt.

For most programmes, the resit diet for modules studied in 2017-18 will take place from Monday 18th June - Saturday 23rd June 2018 (inclusive). The examinations will include evening slots commencing at 18:00 and on Saturday mornings and afternoons. Some modules may have different arrangements for their resits, and students are strongly recommended to contact their module co-ordinator to confirm the exam diet for specific modules.

When and where will the June examination timetable be published?

It is anticipated that the provisional timetable for the June 2018 exams at each campus will be published here by mid April 2018. The final confirmed version of the timetable will be published here by the end of May 2018.

It is your responsibility to note the dates, times and venues for your examinations from the timetable.

Is it possible to sit my exams outwith the University?

It may be possible to make arrangements to sit your resit examination outwith the University or overseas (subject to payment of an administrative charge and the availability of an approved venue).

Any student wishing to apply to sit a resit examination outwith the University or overseas should read the guidance notes on the Application Form.

Please note the deadlines for receipt of the completed form are as stated on the application form.

Who should I contact if I have any questions?

If you have any questions about your resit examinations or re-submission of coursework, you should contact your School office in the first instance.

Academic Transcripts

Current and former students are entitled to request a copy of their Academic Transcript. This is a complete record of their academic attainment with UWS and any transferred credit from another institution.

How do I apply for an academic transcript?

Transcripts can be requested in person at the Hub or Student Link on your campus.

Alternatively you can complete an Academic Transcript Application Form, and email to Student Administration on your campus (email addresses are listed on the form).

How long will it take?

We aim to provide the transcript within 5 working days after receipt of the application form, although transcripts relating to study prior to 1992 which have to be prepared manually may take longer.

Please note that, at certain times of the year, especially during graduation and enrolment periods, the production of transcripts may take longer due to the large number of requests received at these times.

Where should I collect it?

Current students should collect their transcripts from the Hub at Paisley, or the Student Link at Ayr, Dumfries or Hamilton campus.

In exceptional circumstances, current students can request that their transcript be posted to them.

Transcripts for former students will generally be posted, unless you request to collect the transcript from the Hub or Student Link.

How much will it cost?

There is no charge for the production of an academic transcript or for postage by second class postage to a UK address or by international standard airmail postage to addresses outwith the UK.

If you require the transcript to be posted via alternative postal services, you may be asked to pay any additional cost incurred.

Academic transcripts for former students

We can provide academic transcripts for the majority of taught programmes from UWS and from its predecessor institutions (University of Paisley; Bell College of Technology; and Paisley College of Technology).

Transcripts which relate to study undertaken prior to 1992 have to be compiled manually, and may contain less detail than those relating to more recent programmes of study.

Last updated: 21/09/2017