Regulations for the Conduct of University Examinations: Part 11 Religious Festivals and Holidays Coinciding with Examinations

  • 11.1. A candidate in any University Examination who is forbidden, for reasons of faith, from taking papers on religious festivals or other special days which may coincide with days on which examinations are set, may, through his or her Senior Tutor, apply to the Proctors for approval of alternative examination arrangements.

  • 11.2. A candidate in any University Examination who is fasting, for reasons of faith, during religious festivals or other special days which may coincide with days on which examinations are set, may, through his or her Senior Tutor, apply to the Proctors for approval of alternative examination arrangements.

  • 11.3. An application under 11.1 or 11.2 above shall be made as soon as possible after matriculation and in any event not later than the date of entry of the candidate's name for the first examination for which alternative arrangements are sought and shall specify the faith of the candidate concerned and the details of any days specially affected.

  • 11.4.

    • (1) If the Proctors approve the application they shall notify the Registrar who shall make reasonable efforts to ensure that an examination timetable is set such that alternative arrangements are not required.

    • (2) If the Proctors do not approve the application they shall give reasons for their decision.

    • (3) Where a request is made after the date specified in 11.3 the Proctors may still approve the application and shall follow the procedure set out in 11.4(1) above.

  • 11.5. If it is not practicable to adjust the timetable in the manner described in regulation 11.4(1) above, the Registrar shall notify the Proctors and the candidate's Senior Tutor and identify another date or time when the candidate must take that part, which will, whenever possible, be no earlier than the date prescribed for the part in question.

  • 11.6. Following such notification, the Senior Tutor shall make arrangements for the candidate to be examined at that alternative time and shall submit these arrangements to the Proctors for approval.

  • 11.7. The Proctors shall notify the Chair of Examiners and the Registrar of alternative arrangements approved under this regulation.

  • 11.8. When a candidate is to be examined on a date or at a time fixed by the Registrar under regulation 11.5 above, the invigilation of the candidate shall be carried out in accordance with regulation 15.5 below.

Costs

  • 11.9. The costs of arrangements made under this Part shall not fall on the candidate.

Appeals under this Part

  • 11.10. A candidate who is dissatisfied with a decision made by the Proctors under regulation 11.4 above, or his or her college, may appeal against that decision in accordance with the provisions of regulation 18.1 below.