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Examination dates

Summer term 2024 (main exam period)

Exams Dates
Postgraduate examinations 15 April - 31 May 2024
Part 3 and undergraduate Final Examinations 22 April - 24 May 2024
IWLP Examinations (all Parts) 29 April 2024
Part 2 examinations 30 April - 31 May 2024
Part 1 examinations 30 April - 7 June 2024
International Foundation Programme (October cohort) 13 May - 7June 2024
International Foundation Programme (January Cohort) 19 - 26 July 2024

Please note that the examination for MM1F27 (Business in Practice: Accounting for Managers) will take place earlier in the Summer Term than the date range given above for Part 1 examinations. This is expected to be week commencing 22 April. An exact date will be provided when timetables are published in April 2024.

Some Part 2 modules for Henley Business School modules may also be earlier than the above timeline - please contact Henley Business School directly for confirmation about which modules are affected. Exact dates will be provided when timetables are published in April 2024.

Please note that your School or Department may run in class tests or alternative assessments outside of these dates and it is expected that all students be available for the entirety of the Summer Term. Please note that if you are taking a module outside of your Part your exam may fall outside of the dates above. 

August/September 2024 (resit exam period)

All Parts 16 - 30 August  2024

 

Taking modules outside of your Part

If you are taking a module (with an exam) from outside of your Part, the exam will be held within the exam period for the Part to which the module belongs.

This may mean that your exam clashes with teaching - for example, if you are a Part 1 or Part 2 student and are taking a finalist module, your exam could be held in week 2 of the Summer Term. In this situation you are expected to attend the exam; however, you are not permitted to miss teaching in order to revise.

If you are a Finalist taking a non-finalist module, your exam may be held after the Finals exam period, and this may lead to a delay in you receiving your result.

Scheduling of exams

Exams are typically held Monday - Friday during mornings and afternoons. Exams may also be scheduled during early evenings and on Saturdays, but are not normally held on Sundays or Bank Holidays.

The University expects all students to prioritise their exams by being available for the entirety of the relevant exam period for their level of study (and, if taking a module from outside their Part, also for the exam period for the Part to which that module belongs).

If you are unable to attend an exam due to a significant event that cannot be rescheduled please follow the exceptional circumstances procedure.

Publication of personal exam timetables

Personal exam timetables for the Summer exam period in 2024 will be published on students' individual RISIS web portals by early April 2024 and we will email students when it is ready to view. You will be able to login to the RISISweb portal to view your exam timetable under the 'Programmes and Modules' tab. If you have any trouble viewing your timetable, please contact risis@reading.ac.uk.

Format of exams

In 2024 exams may take place either in person or online. Please contact your School or Department for details of the exact format of an individual exam. The University expects all students sitting in person exams to travel to Reading in order to sit these exams. It is not possible for an in person exam to be held online for an individual student or vice versa. 

Please note that where an exam takes place in person in April - June 2024, the reassessment/DNS attempt held in August - September 2024 will also be in person. The University expects all students sitting in person exams to travel to Reading in order to sit these exams. It is not possible for an in person exam to be held online for an individual student or vice versa. 

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