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Examinations: Contingency Plans for Adverse Weather Condition

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Examinations: Contingency Plans for Adverse Weather Condition
by Student and Programme Centre - Thursday, 17 January 2019, 4:10 PM

The University is currently reviewing weather forecasts and it is noted there is the potential for adverse weather during the examination period next week.


The University has contingency plans in place should the examination period be affected by extreme weather. In the event of adverse weather conditions, you will be notified by a message on the MyUni portal advising you that examinations will not be running.

Please be advised that if examinations earlier in the week are postponed, then the University has held Friday 25th January as a contingency day. 

Whilst you should make reasonable alternative plans to travel in case of adverse weather, you should not ignore official travel advice in order to attend exams. 

If you cannot attend an exam as a result of the weather but it has not been officially postponed, please email or call SPC on 01978 293974 on the morning of the examination.


You will need to submit an Extenuating Circumstances form with appropriate evidence e.g. information from transport providers informing that transport has been cancelled or delayed or a screenshot of the weather in your location at the time of the examination.  Extenuating Circumstances claims will need to be submitted as per the normal process within ten working days of the examination.