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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 18 December 2017 – Friday 22 December 2017 Timetable (.xlsx)

Christmas Vacation exams:

  • Biological Sciences PGT resit exams
  • Biological Sciences MCQ
  • CSEE Stage 1 autumn term module exams
  • MBA exams
  • Psychology Stage 1 and 2 autumn term module exams
  • Essex Pathways Department: International Diploma exams
Monday 8 January 2018 – Saturday 13 January 2018* Published on Friday 1 December 2017 (5pm)
Early exams
(including Biological Sciences MCQ)
Monday 23 April 2018 – Friday 11 May 2018 Published on Friday 23 March 2018 (5pm)
Summer exams Monday 14 May 2018 – Friday 8 June 2018 (including Saturday 19 May, Saturday 26 May and Saturday 2 June) Published on Friday 23 March 2018 (5pm)
Essex Pathways Department exams: International Diploma Monday 2 July 2018 – Friday 13 July 2018 Published on Monday 11 June 2018 (5pm)
Essex Pathways Department exams: International Foundation and Year 0 (January start) Monday 16 July 2018 – Friday 20 July 2018 Published on Monday 11 June 2018 (5pm)
Resit exams** Monday 3 September 2018 – Thursday 13 September 2018
Resit exams for some Essex Pathways students start on Thursday 30 August 2018
Published on Friday 3 August 2018 (5pm)

*Exams will run on Saturday 13 January only if it is not possible to run them during the week of Monday 8 January - Friday 12 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.