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Religious Observance

If you are unable to sit an exam on a particular date because of religious observance (for example, the Sabbath), you must notify your academic department and the Examinations Team of your preferences by complete the Religious Observance Form. The deadline for the 2020-21 academic year is Friday 5th February 2021.

Please note, the University will make every reasonable effort to avoid times/dates in your request. However, due to timetabling constraints this may not always be possible. In these instances, you may wish to ask your academic department to see if they can make any alternative arrangements for you.

Ramadan

In connection with Ramadan, where this overlaps with the University's Summer Term examination period, the University's Education Executive has resolved that students be provided with the following statement of advice:

It has been suggested that Muslim students undertaking the Ramadan fast may not be best placed to take examinations, perhaps especially in the afternoons, and the University’s Education Executive, following consultation with the University Muslim Chaplain and Students Union, has considered what advice should be given on the issue.

Students are reminded that presenting themselves for a University examination is taken to imply fitness to undertake the examination. If, however, a student feels that observance of the Ramadan fast will have a significant adverse health effect on their examination performance, they should speak to their Personal Tutor who can advise on potential assessment deadline extensions or examination deferrals.

April 2021