The Examinations Section of the Academic Office is responsible for organising annually well in excess of a thousand different examinations which are sat by over fifteen thousand students across the University.
Please note that some examinations (e.g. Language Centre exams and some postgraduate exams) are organised by the relevant teaching department - please contact the department concerned for information about these.
If you need to contact the office in person, please visit Student Reception in Senate House on the central campus, which is open at the following times:
Monday to Thursday:
9am - 5pm
9am - 4pm
Bags and other possessions in examinations
Please see the guidance on bags, mobile phones and other personal possessions in examinations - please click the link "Guidance for Students - Bags/phones in Examinations" on the left-hand side of this page.
**Students may take still drinking water into exam venues and are advised to do so in hot weather**.
**Students are also reminded that ALL answer books, statistical tables, law statutes etc provided to candidates in examinations are University property and MUST NOT BE REMOVED from examination rooms. Examination candidates are reminded that the deliberate removal of such materials constitutes theft**.
Examination candidates MUST NOT WRITE in items such as statistical tables, law statutes etc which are provided only for reference purposes within the examination.
Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) and transcripts
If you are an undergraduate student who is due to graduate at the end of this academic year, an electronic document (the Higher Education Achievement Report or HEAR) has replaced the traditional transcript. Further details of this can be found on the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) webpages on this website (see link on the left-hand side of this page). Please note that your final record of achievement cannot be issued until your degree or other qualification has been conferred and all of your module marks have been validated and loaded into the University student record system by the relevant academic department(s).
If you graduated from the University *before* summer 2012 (that is, before the introduction of the HEAR) and require a transcript you may request one by completing the form available here. Please note that processing transcripts from previous years can take up to 8 weeks owing to the need in some cases to obtain module mark data from individual academic departments.
Taught postgraduate students will currently continue to receive a University transcript by post (although the HEAR will be extended to taught postgraduate students in due course).
**Please note: Taught Postgraduate students graduating in January 2016 will be entitled to one free copy of their academic transcript.**
**In case the University should need to contact you by post after your graduation, please do make sure that your home address on your central student record is up to date and correct**.