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Dates and timetables

The Excel files below are general exam timetables that indicate when an exam is running. They do not give you your room or seat number or indicate any individual arrangements you may have, such as extra time. This information appears on your personal exam timetable and exam entry form, which is published on the dates listed in the final column.

It is your responsibility to check the dates and times of your examinations. Dates are subject to change. If changes are made following the publication of your personal exam timetable, this will be communicated via email to your Essex email account.

Exam period Exam dates Exam timetable
Essex Abroad (incoming) part year students Monday 17 December 2018 – Friday 21 December 2018 Timetable (.xlsx)

Christmas Vacation exams:

  • Biological Sciences PGT resit exams
  • Biological Sciences MCQ
  • CSEE Stage 1 autumn term module exams
  • MBA exams
  • Psychology Stage 2 and 3 autumn term module exams
  • Essex Pathways Department: International Diploma exams
Monday 7 January 2019 – Saturday 12 January 2019* Timetable (.xlsx)
Early exams
(including Biological Sciences MCQ)
Tuesday 23 April 2019 – Friday 10 May 2019 Timetable (.xlsx)
Summer exams (Colchester) Monday 13 May 2019 – Friday 7 June 2019 (including Saturday 18 May, Saturday 25 May and Saturday 1 June) COLCHESTER Timetable (.xlsx)
Summer exams (Southend) Monday 13 May 2019 – Friday 7 June 2019 (including Saturday 18 May, Saturday 25 May and Saturday 1 June) SOUTHEND Timetable (.xlsx)
Essex Pathways Department exams: International Foundation and Year 0 (January start) Monday 15 July 2019 – Wednesday 17 July 2019 Timetable (.xlsx)
Resit exams** Monday 2 September 2019 – Thursday 12 September 2019 Colchester: Published on Friday 2 August 2019 at 5pm.
Southend: Published on Monday 5 August 2019 by 5pm

*Exams will run on Saturday 12 January only if it is not possible to run them during the week of Monday 7 January - Friday 11 January. Please keep this Saturday available for exams until your personal exam timetable has been confirmed and published.

**Students may resit exams only when required to do so by the Board of Examiners

Contact the Exams Office

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The Examinations Office coordinate and manage most exams at the University. Contact us if you have any queries about exam dates, timetables, overseas resits or any other exam-related queries.

Your guide to exams

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We have produced a handy guide to examinations providing you with everything you need to know about preparing for your exam, rules and regulations, what happens during the exam and getting your results.

Groups and workshops

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Our groups and workshops are designed to support you through the demands of academic life. Our students often say they find it beneficial to be part of a group where other people are experiencing similar difficulties.

Managing exam anxiety

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It is natural to feel nervous before an exam. However, if your nerves are causing anxiety and affecting your ability to concentrate or perform then speak to our advisers who can provide techniques on how to manage your exam anxiety.