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Failing an examination or a piece of assessed work

First- Year Undergraduate examinations

If you have failed one or more of your first- year examinations, you will normally be given an opportunity to resit them. Your department may recommend that you withdraw from the University in the light of your academic performance, but in this case you still have the right to one resit attempt. Secretaries to the faculty-based First-Year Boards of Examiners will inform you of the modules that you are required to resit and when the resit examinations are held (normally the first full week of September).

If you fail your resits, you will be required to withdraw from the University. Under certain defined circumstances you have the right to appeal against this decision (see the section on Appeals for further information).

Intermediate- Year Undergraduate examinations

If you fail your intermediate- year examinations, in the majority of cases you will have the right to resit them the following year. You will not be in attendance at the University during that academic year and you will be classed as ‘resit without residence’ for the year.

If you fail your resits, you will be required to withdraw from the University. Under certain defined circumstances you have the right to appeal against this decision (see the section on Appeals).

Final- Year Undergraduate examinations

If you fail your final- year examinations, in most cases you will have the right to resit them the following year (but for a Pass degree only). You will not be in attendance again at the University during that academic year and you will be classed as ‘resit without residence’ for the year.

Taught Postgraduate Students

Taught Postgraduate students should consult the Graduate School for advice on resit regulations applying to their course.