Student and Registry Services


Examination Timetable Data Task

27 November 2020

Checking process for exam timetable data open 4 - 16 December 2020

The Examination Timetable Data task will open on Friday 4 December 2020.  This task is for ELOs to check the data that will feed into the production of the main examination timetable for 2021.   

Exam Arrangements for 2020/21

All centrally managed examinations for the main exam period in 2021 will be delivered on-line.  We have set all exams in Portico with a default duration of 24 hours.

However, the precise arrangements for the examinations are yet to be determined by Education Committee.  For this reason we have delayed the Exam Data Task to 4-16 December, to enable us to ensure that any instructions/training take any decisions regarding these arrangements into account.

Further advice will be communicated to ELOs as soon as this information becomes available.

The purpose of checking the data that feeds into the Main 2021 examination timetable is to ensure that the data we hold is correct, to identify any examinations that have to be timetabled together, and to submit scheduling requests.  

Please be aware that, unlike in May-June 2020, we will NOT be scheduling any coursework submission deadlines. 

Please note that module and assessment data for the current academic year CAN NOT be changed. 


To support departments with this process we will be delivering some training sessions via Teams, as follows: -  

Friday 4th December 2-4pm 

Monday 7th December 2-4pm 

Wednesday 9th December 2-4pm 

Friday 11th December 2-4pm 

Please click on one of the links above in order to book your place. 

The deadline for the completion of this task is 16 December 2020 

Further Support 

Procedure notes along with a training session video will be made available on the TA Talk Team, within the “Centrally Managed Exams” channel for those of you who cannot make any of the training sessions.  If you have any questions then please raise them within that channel, using the @ELO tag to ensure that the Exams Team are alerted. 

Instructions on how to join TA Talk can be found here

Examination Dates 

26 April – 28 May 2021.  

Due to the deadline for the entering of grades on Portico being the same for UG and PGT programmes, the PG/UG examination period distinction is no longer applicable.  

Module Selection Approvals Deadline Term 1 and 2 Modules 

As a reminder, the deadline for the departmental module approvals is 18 December after which we will take a download of data for the production of the examination timetable. 

Contact email for further information: examinations@ucl.ac.uk