This service is provided subject to the availability of our
invigilation staff to deliver your exam and Exams Office staff to
support it. If you book an exam on any date we are not able to
accommodate, we will offer you an alternative or refund your
We would prefer to host your exam during UK office hours, but we
will attempt to make arrangements to deliver it in the evening, at
the weekend or on a public holiday on request. However, exams must
start no earlier than 8am and end no later than 10pm.
We cannot host exams during the University's
or during the period between the last working day before Christmas
Eve and the first working day after New Year's Day.
We are happy to accommodate requests from students with individual
needs assessed by their home institution, such as extra writing time
or rest breaks. We will attempt to source a scribe or reader if
required, although this will incur an additional cost (approximately
£7 per hour) that will be charged separately.
We will attempt to accommodate exams that require the use of a
computer, though this is not always possible. Please let us know if
you require software other than Microsoft Word or Excel.
The external exam service is provided at our Colchester Campus only.