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Exam Timetable


To view the timetable for Semester 1 exams in January 2020 ordered by module click here. To view a timetable by date click here.

Details for those students sitting exams for modules in semester 1 will be released via the NU Connect App on 29th November 2019.

Download the NU Connect app by using this link - details of students specific personal locations will be visible in the ‘Exams’ section on the app. 

The information contained within the app is personal to you. For written or multiple choice exams this should show the date, time and venue for your exam. Please note some exams are split over several venues and therefore your venue may be different to others sitting the same exam.

For presentations/practicals/oral exams requiring individual time slots, the dates allocated for these exams will show in the app but full details will be sent to students from their module tutor via email.


The deadline for agreeing individual exam requirements for exams in the main Semester 1 exam period with Student Life and Wellbeing is 29th November 2019.

Students with individual examination requirements will not receive any separate correspondence and will also receive details of their exam arrangements via the app. 

Students can expect to have exam information available for the current academic year in their app by the following dates:

Exam date, time and description information for activity taking place within the major exam periods is published to the web six weeks before the January Semester 1 and May Semester 2 exams and four weeks before the August re-assessment period.

        Exam Period (2019.2020)

 Date timetable available on NU Connect app

Semester 1         (13-24 January 2020)  
 29 November 2019
Semester 2         (11-29 May 2020)
 27 March 2020
Referral Period   (24-28 August 2020)
 17 July 2020

For examinations outside the main published examination periods listed above, exam details will become available in between these dates as appropriate.

Important general points that relate to the published exam schedule:

  • All examination information is now published to students via the NU connect App- please download the app to your smartphone before contacting the Examinations team with any queries.
  • It is the responsibility of students to ensure they are available to attend examinations on the dates published.
  • Details of all examinations should be regularly checked after the publication date and up to the date of the examination. Every effort is made to keep examinations details set after publication however changes to dates, times and locations are occasionally unavoidable.
  • If more than one location is shown for your exam on the pdf document linked to above, you must ensure you check which rooms you have been allocated to via the NU connect app. These details will be made available via the app on the day of publication.
  • It is expected that all students have read the Examinations Information and Procedure before they attend the examination venue.


  • Illness during exams- you MUST inform the invigilator of your circumstances and ask them to make a record of it. You will be asked to decide if you wish to continue or leave the exam- click here for more information-under the heading 'Leaving the Exam Venue'
  • Watches and Electronic Devices of any kind are not permitted in exam venues- you must not store devices on your person. They must be switched off and placed in a bag or coat in the area designated by the invigilator- click here for more information - under the heading 'Entering the Exam Venue'
  • Water Bottles- Only bottled water with no labels are permitted in the exam venue- click here for more information - under the heading 'Before the exam'.

Guidance for Students Sitting Exams during Ramadan 2020

In 2020 the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, beginning on the evening of Thursday, 23rd April until the end of the evening Saturday, 23rd May, overlaps with the main University Exam Period. Northumbria University is a multicultural, multi faith community and recognises religion and belief as a protected equality characteristic.The University offers support to all staff and students, including while exams take place. Information regarding Northumbria’s faith support can be found at or by emailing

Please be aware it is important that students observing Ramadan consider the impact it may have upon their preparation for and sitting their exams. Students are advised to consider, if they are fasting during their exams, how best to look after themselves for both revision and exams.The below points may be useful for this:

  • Planning schedules and meals and ensuring they are able to access food at sundown for breaking the fast;

  • Getting the required nutrients, hydration and rest;

  • Concentrating upon foods rich in complex carbohydrates and protein, fruit and vegetables, and plenty of water at the morning meal;

  • Staying indoors or in the shade and limit physical activity, resting if possible, if it is hot;

  • Eat a healthy, balanced evening meal with plenty of water;

  • Take a small clear bottle of water and something sweet, such as a date, into the exam room just in case you feel dizzy or very ill, in which case you are allowed to break the fast and make up for it at a later time

If you would like to discuss your thoughts regarding your approach to sitting exams during Ramadan, you can contact the Muslim Chaplain, Shahjalal Chowdhury by email

Other Sources of Support and Advice:

The NHS provides information on remaining healthy during Ramadan:Here.


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