Central Student Administration

Resit Exams

Overseas students re-sitting August - IMPORTANT VISA INFORMATION

If you are an overseas student and you are required to come back to the UK just to re-sit exams, you will need to apply for a short-term study visa.

When you arrive in the UK to re-sit your exams, it is essential you take your visa to the Student Immigration Compliance Team for inspection and scanning to your record. Please come to the Student Reception, The Registry Building with your passport and visa, before sitting your first exam.

If you then need to apply for more time in the UK to continue your course after passing your exams, you will need to leave the UK and apply for a Tier 4 (General) visa.

Please see the Student Immigration Compliance website for more information.

Resit dates

2019 TBC

Registering for Resits

Your exam results letter on SDS will detail your referral method (exam and/or coursework). Students who are required to resit exams will be automatically allocated a seat in the exam hall.

If you wish to resit an examination for exemption purposes you must inform the exams team by the deadline specified in your referral letter.

Overseas resits - August only

CLOSED

Overseas students who apply early may be able to take resits at our overseas centre at the Hong Kong British Council only.

This service is strictly for overseas students and applications from UK students will not be considered.

Please note that overseas resits are not available to those students resitting exams in the May/June exam period.

Applying to take resits overseas -

  1. Application is via the Online Store. Go to Online Store now. (We will only process a request for overseas resit once the relevant overseas fee has been paid).
  2. You should receive an email response from us within five working days confirming that we have received your request - if not, please contact us.
  3. You will be emailed again after the Hong Kong British Council has confirmed whether they can invigilate your exams.
  4. When arrangements have been confirmed, you will be asked to contact the overseas centre to confirm the start times and location of your exams. Note that they will charge an additional fee for their invigilation and postage costs.

Please note: late applications cannot be considered and applicants will be required to sit at Kent (even when the delay is due to an appeal or delayed results).

Resit fees

  • Candidates sitting overseas pay a standard flat rate resit fee of £370
  • We will not accept a request for overseas resit fee until we have received the relevant payment via the online store
  • Please note that fees are not refundable if candidates cancel overseas resits after arrangements have been made.
The deadline for applying to take your resits overseas: CLOSED

 

Overseas centre fees

Please Note: You will also have to pay a local fee to the overseas resit centre for each module that you are resitting. The overseas resit centre will confirm the amount payable and send payment instructions to candidates by email.

 

Students re-sitting August

Students expected to resit in August received an email mid July. This advises how many modules you were expected to resit and how much you owe.


Payments are made via the Online Store. A link was provided in your email.

2018/19 - Fees for resit examinations taken on campus, or resubmission of coursework

  • One Module £69.00;
  • two Modules £138.00;
  • three or more Modules £207.00;

The deadline for the payment of your resit/resubmission fee via the Online Store was confirmed in your email.


If you have not received this email please contact us at: exams@kent.ac.uk

Resit Fees

2018/19 - Fees for resit examinations taken on campus, or resubmission of coursework

  • One Module £69.00;
  • two Modules £138.00;
  • three or more Modules £207.00;
  • a different fee applies for students taking overseas resits (see Overseas resits - August only).

Please note that students who are absent from a resit (without notifying us in writing prior to the start of the examination period at exams@kent.ac.uk) are still liable to pay fees.

Resit fees also apply to students who are re-sitting in May/June.

Fees for Resitting overseas

Your fees are different to those outlined above, please see the Overseas Resits tab above for full information.

Resits permitted to be sat ‘as for the first time’

In some circumstances, candidates are permitted by the Exam Board to resit exams ‘as for the first time’. These candidates do not have to pay resit fees, except those taking overseas resits. If you are taking overseas resits, you will still need to pay the flat rate fee detailed in the Overseas Resit tab. Your fail letter (available on the SDS under My Progress) will state whether your resit is ‘as for the first time’.

Unpaid fees

Unpaid fees will be raised as a debt on the candidate's student account, which may be paid online via the University epay webpage.

Resit Accommodation - August resits only

CLOSED

Absence from a resit exam

Candidates must be available for August resits if required; concessions cannot be considered for those who cannot sit due to holiday, travel or other personal arrangements.

If you are not intending to attend your resit please inform us in writing in advance at exams@kent.ac.uk. Failure to do so will mean you will still be charged the resit fee.

Religious Observance Requests (including Ramadan)

August Resit Exams - Deadline for requests: 2019 TBC

Students wishing to observe a religious commitment on a particular day during the resit examination period should notify the Examinations Office by emailing exams@kent.ac.uk. The following information must be included:

  • Name and student number
  • Details of the observance
  • The date on which it will be undertaken
  • Proof of religious observance requirements e.g. a letter on headed paper from your place of worship

The University of Kent will make every effort to avoid arranging examinations on a Sabbath or holy day for those students who have informed the Examinations Office by email prior to the deadline. The University, however, reserves the right to hold examinations on such days if no alternative time is convenient.

 

On the day of your exam

Exam Venues

Exams are sat at the campus where the module was taught (Canterbury or Medway). If there are any discrepancies with your timetable please contact us as soon as possible.

Canterbury Exam Venues:

Medway Exam Venues:

Sports Centre - Small Hall 2

Pilkington Building

Sports Centre - Small Hall 3

Gillingham Building

 

Medway Building

Adapted Arrangements Venues:

Adapted Arrangements Venues:

Keynes Seminar Rooms 11-17

Gillingham Building

KSA 1 - Keynes College

Medway Building

(Venues subject to change)

 

NB: Students with adapted examination arrangements will not sit their exams in the main examination halls.

Exam Start Times

Morning exams begin promptly at 9:30am and afternoon exams begin promptly at 2:00pm.

What to bring

Student ID Card

You must bring your KENTOne card to the exam. We check every one of these, in every session. All students have a five or six digit examination number shown on their student ID card, which you will need to know in order to find your seat.

If you have lost your KENTOne ID card, go to the Registry Student Reception plenty of time before your exam and ask for a replacement.

Candidates who have lost or forgotten their KENTOne ID card on the day of the exam should bring alternative photo ID to the exam if possible, and, even if they know their examination number, report to an exams officer when entering the hall who will confirm their identity and number.

Stationery

Bring a selection of pens in case one runs out.

You should not bring pencil cases unless they are clear plastic (not see-through coloured plastic).

If you need something to hold your pens it should be a clear plastic sandwich bag

Water (if required)

Still water in a clear plastic bottle is permitted. Drinks which do not meet this criteria will be confiscated.

Calculators (if approved for your examination)

Some examinations permit the use of calculators.

Your lecturer will advise you prior to the exam if this is the case and they will inform students of the approved types of calculator.

Your lecturer will be present at the start of your exam to check that the calculator you have brought with you is permitted. If it is not one of the approved types of calculator it will be confiscated and you will not be given an alternative calculator in its place.

Only approved types of calculator may be used and only when stated in the rubric on the exam paper.

Please note that calculators are NOT available from exam hall staff

Dictionaries (if approved for your examination)

Some examinations permit the use of dictionaries.

Your lecturer will advise you prior to the exam if this is the case and they will inform students of the approved types of dictionary.

Your lecturer will be present at the start of your exam to check that the dictionary you have brought with you is permitted. If the dictionary is not approved it will be confiscated and you will not be given an alternative dictionary in its place

Only approved types of dictionary may be used and only when stated in the rubric on the exam paper.

Apart from the owner’s name, no writing of any kind is permitted in the dictionary, or on any sticky labels. 

Please note that dictionaries are NOT available from exam hall staff

Statute Books (if approved for your examination)

Some examinations permit the use of a statute book, or similar material.

Your lecturer will advise you prior to the exam if this is the case.

Where books or other material are permitted, this may be underlined, or highlighted with a translucent marker, and may have sticky labels inserted into it. Apart from the owner’s name, no writing of any kind is permitted in a book or other material, or on any sticky labels.

What NOT to bring (including information on where to drop off bags / mobiles)

No Mobile Phones - Use a bag room!

Mobile phones, Smartwatches, FitBits and all other electronic devices are not permitted in exam halls. You can leave your these items in one of the designated Mobile Phone and Bag Rooms.

Canterbury Campus Bag Store

Medway Campus Bag Stores

Keynes College: Seminar Room 7

Pilkington Building room PK014

 

Gillingham Building room G2-03

No Bags - Use a bag room!

No bags or coats are allowed in exam halls. There is not the space or security to leave them in the entrance or environs of the exam venue. Instead, please allow sufficient time before your exam to store your bag, coat and other property at one of the bag stores, or elsewhere on campus.

Canterbury Campus Bag Store

Medway Campus Bag Stores

Keynes College: Seminar Room 7

Pilkington Building room PK014

 

Gillingham Building room G2-03

No Food or Drink (other than water in a clear plastic bottle)

If you have a medical condition that means you will require access to food, drink (other than water) or medicine during your exam, you should submit a doctor's letter or repeat prescription to the Central Student Administration Office in the Registry by DATE TBC.

An email will be sent to you when your request has been approved. Please print and bring this email to your exam venue. Place on the floor in the exam hall next to your food / medication.

Without a confirmation email print out, candidates are only permitted to take water in a clear plastic bottle into the main exam venues.

Finding your seat

When you arrive at your venue you will find at least two copies of a seating plan displayed outside of the venue.

The seating plan is arranged numerically by students’ exam numbers and grouped by modules, highlighted in different colours.
You can find your exam number on your KENTOne ID card e.g. 199999A.

Find your exam number on the seating plan before you enter the exam hall. Make a mental note of the location of your seat in the room. To help with this, you will note that rows are numbered and columns are lettered, for example your seat might be “A22” on the left of the room, or “F35” in the middle of the room, etc

Note: Students Requiring Adapted Arrangements will not sit their exams in the main examinations halls and therefore will not be required to view a seating plan as they will be allocated a seat on arrival to their venue.

 

 

 

 

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