Will I have to pay any fees when I come back to sit my deferred exam/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 courses, 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, if your card is due to expire you can you can request a new one.
What syllabus will I be examined in when I come back to sit the deferred exam/s?
You will sit assessments based on the syllabus in which you were taught. If you deferred an exam from 2021/22 to 2022/23 you would sit the paper based on the 2021/22 syllabus.
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, for instance, complete assessed course work and just defer the exam?
You should request to defer the specific assessment (or assessments) affected by your exceptional circumstances. The marks for any assessments (exams or other) taken before or after this affected period will be banked and combined with the marks you achieve for deferred assessments the following year.
For example, if you defer January exams from 2020 but still have summer exams to take for the same courses that year, then you would still be expected to sit your summer exams in Summer 2020. The marks achieved for these summer exams would be combined with the marks you achieve for the deferred assessments in 2021.
Are there limits on how many times I can defer?
Deferral is a permission and not always granted.
The School would not normally approve 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?
You may be able to withdraw your deferral if the assessment has not yet been released - please speak to your department if you have queries of the status and your eligibility to sit.
To cancel a deferral, please submit an enquiry form to the Student Records Team stating clearly "I would like to withdraw my deferral of..." and list all the courses and components that you now intend to sit. We will then amend your record so that we can receive the mark accordingly.
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 Teamfor more details and advice.