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.

LJMU Assessment 22nd April 2024 to 3rd May 2024 (inclusive)

The next assessment period will take place from 22nd April to 3rd May 2024.

Please be aware that some exams will take place in person, whilst some will take place online. 

The Full Timetable will be available here approximately four weeks prior to the commencement of exams and your personalised timetable will be accessed here shortly afterwards.

Information and support for assessment

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.

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

Can I leave the examination early?

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. 

I have extra time in the main venue - where should I sit?

If you have been granted extra time, and are sitting your exam in the main venue, you should make yourself known to an invigilator upon entering the examination room - you will have been allocated a specific seat where disruption will be minimal when the rest of the attendees are leaving.  

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 Exams Venue section below 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 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

Additional examination provision

Exam venues

Examination Regulations

Personal belongings