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Examinations

Full-year Affiliates will be asked by email in January to log onto Portico and confirm their module registrations. It is your responsibility to make sure your Portico record is correct and to inform the Undergraduate Administrator in the Academic Office immediately if there are any errors or omissions. It may be difficult to sort out problems if you only discover that you have not been properly registered when the exam timetables are issued in March.

Your teachers should provide guidance on examination techniques. See the Department's Study Skills information for further advice. You should aim to practise the skills that will be tested in the examination, such as timed essays.

When you sit an examination, please bear in mind that, according to UCL regulations, ‘Examiners attach great importance to legibility, accuracy and clearness of expression’ and they are required to ‘take account of ‘a candidate's ability to express his/her knowledge in a clear, concise and scholarly fashion’. Handwriting must be clear and standards of spelling and grammar high. Please note that you must not resort to note form, abbreviated words or shorthand. We expect the same standards for any work you undertake in the department.

Past examination papers are available for consultation in the Library and on its web pages. (N.B. You will need to enter your UCL information systems user ID and password to access the exam papers on the web.)

If you are ill during the examination period you should obtain a medical certificate

and also inform the Undergraduate Administrator or Departmental Tutor as soon as possible. If necessary, arrangements can be made for such candidates to sit an examination in a Special Facility. In order to arrange a medical certificate, you need to go to the UCL Health Centre.

If you are ill on the day of an examination, you should contact the Undergraduate Administrator as soon as possible.


Extenuating Circumstances

If, at any point during the year, circumstances arise which you feel might affect your academic performance, you are strongly encouraged to contact the Affiliate/ErasmusTutor. Please be assured that any information you disclose will be treated in the strictest possible confidence.

If you feel that illness or any other extenuating circumstances have affected your performance in an examination, documentary evidence must be submitted within 7 days of the date of that examination. Please collect a form from the Academic Office. Circumstances that have already been brought to the attention of the Board of Examiners and for which allowance has already been made (e.g. extra time because of dyslexia, extension of deadline for coursework) should not be notified in this way.

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