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.

Assessment Arrangements-Message from the Academic Registrar

Upcoming examinations, scheduled for Semester 1 are to be held between 4-14 January 2022 (inclusive) and Semester 2 between 25 April-6 May 2022 (inclusive).

LJMU Assessment 4 – 14 January 2022 ** NOW ONLINE**

As we approach our assessment period early next year, this note is to provide you with important preparation information and to confirm that the majority of exams for students at levels 3,4,5, 6 and 7 will now take place online. Your Programme Leader will inform you if you are still required to sit a face to face examination in accordance with PSRB requirements. There has been limited change to the original timetable, so please check your timetable to confirm when your online exam will take place.

For those of you on Level 3 and 4 programmes, already advised that you are to undertake online assessments, you will be provided with specific details from your programme team via Canvas about assessment arrangements. 

The full timetable is now available to view here and the link to your personalised timetable can be accessed here .

Information and support for assessment

Most of you will have some form of assessment to complete or work towards over the break.  Please remember that there is lots of guidance that you can use to help you do your best.

Finally, and most importantly, make sure that you check your individual Canvas module sites for specific assignment guidance.

The University and its services will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 December and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 4 January. The Student Life Building will be open 24/7 throughout the break. Click here for all building opening times over the coming fortnight, including the support services available. You can also get 24/7 help from Canvas support, over the phone or by live chat.  All the details are under the ‘help’ tab in Canvas.

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 undertake 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. 

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

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



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 (AEP) form

Please note: if you require additional examination provision this must be arranged and approved prior to the start of the examinations. The form can be found in My LJMU under the My Services tile

Please remember that you must submit your Additional Examination Provision (AEP) request by Friday 26th November 2021 for January assessments and Friday 25th March 2022 for May assessments.


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 and the Student Life Building, 10 Copperas Hill, Liverpool, L3 5AH as well as at the following external venues:

Crypt Hall at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Access is via the 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 Crypt Hall 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.  You should enter the building via the World Museum Front Entrance.  Your exam will be held in the Lower Horse Shoe Gallery which is situated on the 2nd Floor.

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.