City has published updated advice for its students and staff on the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Last updated: 18 Sep 2020 9:27am

Update due to impact of the Coronavirus

On 22nd June, City announced it will be replacing the Resits period with a Second Assessment period, which will start a week earlier than the original Resit period and has been extended to run for three weeks, from 3rd August – 21st August 2020. This means that students engaging with exams and resits during the second assessment period need to be prepared to potentially undertake exams one week earlier than the standard resist period.

The change provides students who have failed their assessment attempts in the first period, or those who have outstanding resits from a previous period, with their entitled resit opportunity. It also accommodates those who let us know they were unable to undertake their assessments during the main assessment period in May through the Supporting Your Academic Success process. This position on assessments (including exams) is different across Schools, notably in the School of Health Sciences and the City Law School.Please read and make sure you understand the detail related to your School below.

City Law School

Alternative forms of assessment for City Law School students will be made available wherever possible.  In-person examinations for Academic Law programmes based in Northampton Square (LLB, GELLB, GDL and all LLMs) will be replaced by alternative forms of assessment. There are additional considerations for students on programmes of professional study based in Gray’s Inn (LPC, BPTC). The School continues to work with professional bodies in order to finalise the requirements for these assessments and communicate them to students.

School of Health Sciences

Alternative forms of assessment for School of Health Sciences students will be made available wherever possible; however, there are additional considerations for clinical skills and practice-based assessments. The School is working with professional bodies in order to agree the requirements for these assessments and will confirm arrangements as soon as possible.

City Exams

As a student here at City, you may need to sit written exams as part of your assessments, along with completing coursework and tests in class. City’s Exams team is here to help you with any exam-related queries you might have. We manage and organise City, University of London's main examinations as well as a number of 'exception' examinations (usually held outside the main examination periods: e.g. Study Abroad, GDL and some MBA/EMBA exams).

We also organise examinations for students who require alternative arrangements or adjustments.

Departments sometimes organise their own in-house examinations or tests outside the main examination periods. If you are not sure who is organising your examinations, your Programme Handbook or Course Officer will be able to assist you. Your department will also help you with any enquiries relating to results, progression, coursework or transcripts.

If you can’t find the answer to your question on this page, you can get in contact with us.

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