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Late Summer Assessments 

9 July 2021

Arrangements for LSA Exams August-September 2021 

All centrally managed LSA examinations in will be delivered on-line via our new digital platform AssessmentUCL. The exams will run from 16 Augst to 3 September.  

The default duration for examinations will be 24 hours.  Some examinations will have a shorter timed duration which will be delivered within a 24-hour window where the students’ clock will start when they access the examination paper.  

Examination Timetable  

The examination timetable will be published to students on 19 July. Please note that students will NOT be able to access this through Portico.  All students with a centrally managed exam will be sent an email explaining how to access their timetable along with instructions on adding it to their calendars.  This information can also be found at: Exam Timetables.  

We anticipate that students will be able to view which exams they have on AssessmentUCL from 10 August onwards.  After this date, they should check very carefully and let us know immediately if any appears to be missing.   

Practice Exam  

All students have been invited to take part in a practice exam to allow them to familiarise themselves with the AssessmentUCL platform in advance of their examinations.  They should be encouraged to complete the practice exam at least once, using the same device and software that they plan to use during their exams. Further information can be found at the practice exam section of our exam pages.  

WiFi  - Advice for Students  

ISD has provided some information on how to connect to Wi-Fi where one’s own Wi-Fi may not be reliable.  Especially in relation to students in China using China Connect and for students (and staff) in the UK to enable the use of BT Wi-fi without a BT account.  

Remote Support for Staff and Students  

Staff from ISD, Digital Education and UCL Examinations will be available 08:00 – 20:00 throughout the examination period. Information and links can be found on the online support page and the staff support page  

Queries from Students  

Any students with queries should first be referred to our FAQ at: Exams and assessments 2020-21 FAQs; and should direct any further queries to the Examinations Team via AskUCL.  

Further information for Departmental Staff  

Staff with any questions regarding the roll out of centrally managed exams on AssessmentUCL should be directed to our FAQs.  

The Digital Education Team have produced a Guide to marking centrally managed exams 2021 which you may find helpful.  

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