Assessments happen throughout the year and will vary for your course (check your Programme Handbook for details). Your main exams will take place at the end of semester one (January) and two (May/June) each year, and your results will typically be available in early/mid-July.

The process for deciding your results is the same as at any other university, where we schedule exam boards to review all results for each course. Your Programme Support Officer will be able to provide you the dates of these exam boards to give you a good idea of when you can expect your results.

You will receive your results by email to your BU student email address, so please check this.

If your results show you have been given an award, we'll formally congratulate you at a graduation ceremony in November, which is when we’ll give you your award certificate. However, as soon as your results have been published and shared with you, you can update your CV and tell future employers/ placement providers - you don’t need to wait to receive your certificate to do this.

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Find exam dates and timetable information for the January, summer and resit exams.


Procedures and equipment

Read about the rules governing what you can and can't take into the examination room, plus your responsibilities and conduct during exams.

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AskBU: contact us

AskBU is your one-stop-shop for student enquiries - you can contact us by email and phone, or drop in to see us at Talbot or Lansdowne Campus - we're open during term time and vacations.