Contact the Exams Office

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Due to COVID-19 we’ve introduced new assessment methods and streamlined our extenuating circumstances processes. Find out more in our FAQs on alternative assessments

The Examinations Office is part of the Assessment Team in Academic Services. We are responsible for the coordination and management of the University's examination requirements at our Colchester and Southend Campus.

Our office :

  • administers central examinations in accordance with the University's requirements
  • prepares examination timetables
  • sets up and administer the examinations halls
  • seeks to ensure complete accuracy in the preparation of examinations and papers
  • administers the arrangements for students with agreed individual exam needs

Please note that the Exams Office does not deal with results queries. Please email these to the Exam Boards team at

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 5pm (usually 8am to 5pm during exam periods).

Winter break

The Exam Office is available up until and including 23 December. It will be closed from Friday 24 December and reopen on Tuesday 4 January. Find out more about support services during winter break.


LTB 4 during the Early, Summer or Resit exam periods and 6.101 during the Essex Abroad and Christmas Vacation exam periods. Outside of these times, please email or call with your query or request, as our office is not able to deal with walk-in visitors


Telephone +44 (0)1206 873926
Live text chat Get help on live chat
WhatsApp Chat to the Exams Office on WhatsApp (business account)
Twitter @examsessex
Address Examinations Office, Academic Services, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ.