Covid-19 Exams Information

Covid-19 Update

As a result of the government guidance regarding Covid-19 please refer to the information below regarding assessments and examinations. 

Please contact your school with any further queries. 

Exam timetable

With the changes to assessments this summer it is not possible to issue an exam timetable in the usual way.

Instead, you will be able to view all of your remaining assessment deadlines by visiting the view my assessment details screen in eVision, accessed via MyBristol.

The dates displayed in this eVision screen are the due dates. For example, if an assessment is available for five days, the information in eVision will only show the end date. Some assessments will also still be referred to as a ‘summer exam’, even if this has now been replaced with a written piece of coursework over an extended time period or an alternative assessment method. All students should consult unit-level Blackboard courses for full details of the assessments they are required to complete.

What to do if you are ill or have other issues

If you are ill or unable to complete a timed assessment, you should notify the University and defer the assessment via the extensions, deferrals and absence form. No evidence is required, and you will have another opportunity to take any missed assessments later in the summer, although please note that this may delay your graduation or progression.

You will not need to submit extenuating circumstances if you think your performance in an assessment has been affected by coronavirus as the University is putting mitigations in place to account for the impact of this. You can still choose to submit extenuating circumstances if you believe that the general mitigations are not sufficient to account for your particular situation.

We are applying special regulations which take account of the exceptional circumstances this year – you can find these here. In all cases, final decisions about degree awards and progression will be taken by the Board of Examiners once all your marks and any other relevant circumstances are known.

More information about notifying absence from assessment, coursework extensions and extenuating circumstances is available online.

If you're worried about your exams

If you're worried about your exams you can contact the Student Counselling Service or Bristol SU Just Ask for advice. 

Where to find advice and support

You can find help on the University's website to support you in taking online exams, including:

  • Online individual tutorials and other resources from the Study Skills team. You can find all links and booking options here.
  • The Study Skills blog, written by students and tutors
  • Advice around taking exams at home for disabled students who normally have alternative exam arrangements, you can also contact Disability Services 
  • The DEO (Digital Education Office) guide for students 
  • The University's wellbeing services, including the Student Wellbeing Service and the Student Counselling Service. These services are still operating remotely during the current campus closure. 
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