Assessment coursework and examination

Using the menu on the left of this page you will find details of how to submit your coursework and how to obtain advice concerning any problems you may have with your assessments .

Covid-19 Examination Information

Assessment Arrangements-Message from the Academic Registrar

Most examinations will be replaced with online time-constrained assessments, scheduled for Semester 1 between 4-15 January 2021 (inclusive) and Semester 2 between 26 April-7 May 2021 (inclusive).

Please note that these assessment periods apply to students following the standard academic calendar.  Assessment dates may vary for students following non standard calendars.

The time-constrained assessments will essentially be open book examinations where you will be able to access your notes and other resources.  Where required by a professional body a few assessments will be conducted as 'invigilated' examinations.  Your programme leader and Faculty Registrar will provide more information, including the date and length of the examination.  

You must bring your University Registration Card (Student Card) with you for every exam. You will be required to insert your 6 digit person number (sometimes referred to as a registration number) shown on your card on all examination attendance slips and answer books.

University regulations permit up to six hours of formal examination in any one day, on any number of consecutive days. The University defines a clash as two examinations at the same time. In the unlikely event that you have a clash-or any other query- please contact the academic School with responsibility for the module(s) immediately.

  • Failure to submit work on time or attend an exam, may stop you from progressing or completing your programme.
  • You must check the final timetable to ensure you have the correct details of your examination(s).
  • Do not rely on friends to pass on the information.
  • It is your responsibility to present yourself for assessment at the correct time and venue. The location of venues will not be considered grounds for appeal or mitigating circumstances.
  • Please note the format of the timetable, in columns headed Exam [module code], Title [module title], Duration [length of exam] Date and Time [i.e. 14.00 10/01/2020 ] Room [i.e. IM Marsh Sports Hall etc].
  • While every effort is made to avoid scheduling more than one exam per day per student, this is not always possible and you may have more than one exam per day, up to a maximum of six hours of assessment per day and exams on any number of consecutive days.
  • You are advised to check the notice boards, email etc prior to your exams in case of any local changes.
  • Examinations may be set between 9.00am and 8.00pm. Please check the starting times carefully as they may differ for each of your exams. Students are normally allowed into the venue 10 minutes before the start of the examination. It is your responsibility to ensure that you arrive on time - latecomers may not be admitted.
  • Please make sure that you know the venue of each of your exams.  If you have more than one exam the venue may vary for each exam. Please make sure you know the starting time of your exam, starting times may vary from day to day.  We use a number of external buildings in addition to LJMU buildings please make sure you know where and how to get to these buildings.

Useful information:

What to do if you are unable to sit an exam

Please read this guidance if you are unable to complete an assessment on time or unable to sit an examination.

Additional examination provision

If you think you are entitled to any kind of examination support, including extra time or the use of a scribe or a PC, you should see a Disability Adviser to discuss the process and completion of the Additional Examination Provision or AEP form

Please note: if you require additional examination provision this must be arranged and approved prior to the start of the examinations. Contact Registry Services.

Please remember that you must submit your Additional Examination Provision or AEP form by Friday 27th March 2020.

Exam venues

Examinations will take place at a number of LJMU buildings including the Johnson Foundation Auditorium in the John Lennon Art and Design Building, Duckinfield Street, Liverpool L3 5RD

Crypt Hall and the Pontifical Hall at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Access to both rooms is via the same entrance on Brownlow Hill, near to the John Lennon Art and Design Building.  The entrance is via large wooden doors at the top of a set of stone steps on the opposite side of the road from the Victoria Building; a large red brick clock tower.  The entrance is situated between the Science Innovation Centre and a row of shops which include a Tesco, Costa and Subway.  There is a bus stop shelter outside the main door.  The nearest place to park is the Liverpool City Council car park on Brownlow Hill/Mount Pleasant.  The postcode for both the car park and the Concert Room and the Crypt and Pontifical Halls is L3 5RF.

IM Marsh Sports Hall

The Sports Hall is on the IM Marsh campus of LJMU in Aigburth.  Signposts for IM Marsh lead to the main entrance on Barkhill Road.  The Sports Hall is located nearest to the Holmfield Road entrance.  For public transport information go to the mersey travel website and use the Journey Planner by entering your starting and destination postcodes to get travel directions. The postcode for IM Marsh is L17 6BD. You are strongly advised to use public transport when travelling to IM Marsh. A Resident's Parking Scheme is in operation in all roads surrounding the campus.

World Museum Liverpool

The World Museum Liverpool is based on William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 4AQ.

Examination Regulations

Click here for additional information about the University's examination regulations.

Please be aware that academic misconduct, including cheating in examinations, constitutes a serious offence. Penalties can range from the reduction of marks to exclusion from the University.

Personal belongings

  • All bags, coats etc. and materials not specified for the examination must be left in a designated area and candidates may place on their desks only the materials specified for the examination.
  • The use of dictionaries is not permitted unless specified in the rubric of the examination paper.
  • Avoid bringing valuables to examinations. You will not be permitted to keep any personal belongings on or near your desk and the University accepts no responsibility for the loss or damage of student's personal property.
  • Switch off mobile 'phones, pagers, watch alarms etc.- students who fail to do so and disrupt an examination may be subject to disciplinary proceedings.
  • Students are NOT permitted to have 'phones, pagers, electronic organisers or smart watches on their person. If you are caught then you will be referred to an Academic Misconduct Panel for cheating and you are likely to fail the module.
  • No food of any kind can be taken into any of the examination venues. For reasons of safety and to minimise disturbance, candidates are not permitted hot drinks, fizzy drinks, cans or glass bottles although a clear plastic bottle of still water is permissible.  You should remove labels from bottles.
  • Smoking and E Cigarettes are not permitted in any of the examination venues.
  • Candidates who refuse to obey the instructions of an invigilator shall be deemed guilty of a breach of discipline.
  • Toilet breaks may be requested except during the first and last 15 minutes of the exam. Visits to the toilet will be supervised and normally only one student at a time will be allowed to leave the venue. Please raise your hand, but remain seated until instructed by an invigilator.
  • As soon as your exams are over, please leave the venue quickly and quietly, with due consideration for students who may still be sitting exams in the vicinity.
  • Students may request to leave the exam early - you will not be allowed to leave in the first or last 30 minutes of the exam. Please raise your hand, but remain seated until permitted by an invigilator to leave the room.

Please be aware that these regulations will be strictly enforced.