Examinations: Adverse Weather Policy

‌Information for students about sitting examinations during periods of adverse weather


All centrally timetabled University Examinations are categorised as an essential service and therefore the University will take every step to ensure that all examinations are able to continue, even if specific venues have to be amended due to the impact of severe weather.

In the event of non-essential services being closed due to severe weather, all students who live on campus, including the Hawthorns, will be expected to attend their examination(s) as timetabled. Students who do not live on campus are advised to attend examinations only if they feel safe to do so.

Students who do not live on campus, who are unable to attend an examination on a day when non-essential services have been closed, will need to register their absence on the day via e-vision and will automatically be awarded a further first attempt to sit the examination at the next available opportunity.

Students who live on campus (including Hawthorns) who do not attend an examination and students who do not live on campus who fail to register their absence, will on a day when non-essential services are closed be required to follow the standard University procedures and submit an exceptional circumstances form using e:vision, accompanied by the appropriate evidence.

Regular updates will appear on this page during any periods of adverse weather conditions which affect the University campus whilst examinations are taking place.

Please click on the link below for instructions on registering your non-attendance at a University examination that has been affected by adverse weather conditions.

How to register non attendance during adverse weather conditions