January 2020 Exam FAQs

Assessments will be taking place from Monday 6 to Friday 17 January 2020.  You can access your personalised timetables here or via My LJMU.

To support you in preparation for exams, we’ve answered the following frequently asked questions:

Can I leave the examination early?
A change in regulations this year means candidates may leave an examination early but not in the first or the last 30 minutes.  Therefore, if you have a one-hour examination you must remain for the full duration. Before you can leave, you must raise your hand to attract the attention of the invigilator, who will collect your script and then you will be allowed to leave.

Do I need to bring my student card to the exam?
Yes - you should have your student card to gain access to all university buildings, including external venues where examinations take place.  If you forget your student card, another form of photo ID such as a driving license or passport may be accepted.

Can I keep my mobile phone or smart watch on me during the exam?
No. Mobile phones, smart watches or any other electronic devices must be switched off and kept in your bag.  If you do not have a bag, you must surrender the item and place it in an envelope provided by the invigilators.  Make sure you write your name, person number and desk number on the envelope and this will be returned to you at the end of the examination.

Will all my exams take place in the same building/rooms where teaching takes place?
Not necessarily, exams do take place in LJMU buildings but may be in a building which you have not visited before so please check the location of your examinations. Check the Exam Venues section of our website for further information.

What happens if I am ill or experience a bereavement and cannot attend my exam?
You should complete the Personal Circumstances Form if something serious and unexpected happens and you cannot make it to your exam. You can view the Personal Circumstances Policy here and apply for Personal Circumstances and Special Mitigation using the relevant forms via My LJMU. 

You can find more information about January assessments here.

Our Academic Skills Tutors have put together resources to support you with revision and exam skills. Find out more here.



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