Will I have to pay any fees when I come back to sit my deferred assessment(s)?
There are no tuition fees to pay as you would have paid for, and received, all tuition in the previous academic year.
If you are sitting a deferred first attempt at your assessment(s) then there are also no re-entry fees due. However, if you have deferred a resit, you will have to pay the re-entry fees of £60 per full unit and £35 per half unit.
Will I be entitled to tuition/supervision?
You will not be entitled to tuition or supervision for deferred exams or assessments (including your dissertation).
Can I have access to the Library even if my student ID card has expired?
Yes, and if your ID card is due to expire you can you can request a new one.
What syllabus will I be examined on when I come back to sit the deferred assessment(s)?
You will take assessments based on the syllabus which you were taught in the academic year you received teaching for the course.
How do I register for my deferred assessment(s)?
You will automatically be re-entered for your deferred assessments by the Student Records Team. Visit re-entry for more details.
Can I defer part of a course, can I for instance, complete assessed course work and just defer the exam?
You must be specific in your deferral request about both the course and the specific assessment (or assessments) you wish to defer. For example, if you defer January exams but still have May/June exams to take for the same courses that year, then you would still be expected to sit your May/June exams that year. The marks achieved for these May/June exams would be combined with the marks you achieve for the deferred exams once you have taken them to produce an overall course mark.
Are there limits on how many times I can defer?
Deferral is a permission and not always granted. You will normally only be allowed to defer an assessment once and be expected to attempt it during the next appropriate assessment period.
The School will not normally approve a deferral if it would result in the student exceeding the maximum period of registration.The normal maximum period of registration is stated in the General Academic Regulations for your programme. Failure to achieve an award within the maximum period of registration allowed will result in deregistration.
Every taught programme has a maximum period of registration: this is five years for a three-year undergraduate programme, six years for a four-year undergraduate programme, and two years for a Masters programme.
If by deferring an assessment you will extend your studies beyond the maximum period, you may not be permitted to continue with your studies, irrespective of any outstanding assessment opportunities. If you are unsure whether you are likely to exceed your maximum period of registration or require any further advice on this, please contact the Student Services Centre in plenty of time before your deferral deadline.
Can I change my mind after I have deferred?
Once a deferral has been approved, you will not be able to withdraw it if you submit an assessment/sit an exam.
I have a student visa. If I defer, can I remain in the UK?
Your visa status may change as a result of your deferral. The School is required to report to UK Visas and Immigration any changes in the registration status of Student visa holders. This means that your Student visa may be amended or curtailed (cancelled).
Please contact the Student Advice and Engagement Team for more details and advice.