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Important Examination Information

Clcik here for information on your 2014 Exams and Calculators


Students should approach an individual member of academic staff should they require an academic reference.


For exam instructions to candidates and other important exam information please  click here.

Click here for the 2014-15 Exam Rubric (To be published)

Submission of Coursework

ALL deadlines are 12 noon for formative and assessed submissions.

You should also check Moodle and individual course outlines for course-specific instructions. 

Submitting Assessed coursework


1. One ELECTRONIC copy must be submitted to Turnitin via Moodle.

Students must also print and include the first page of the JISC report and attach this to their coursework (as this includes the paper ID number), and submit it to the departmental office H209 before noon on the deadline date or earlier. Unless advised by course leader, that you do not need to submit the work on turnitin.

2. One HARD copy must be submitted to the Economics Admin Office.

When students hand in the work, they will need to fill out an assessed coursework submission form and staple it with the JISC report and when the work is submitted they will be provided with a receipt, which students should keep.

In line with college rules, assessed work will be marked anonymously, the scripts will not be returned to students, but students will receive a copy of the submission form for feedback purposes.

Instructions on handing in assessed work.   

  Late Submission


If you have had extenuating circumstances which have affected your ability to submit work by the deadline these should be submitted in writing, accompanied by any relevant documentary evidence, to your department(s).

  • For work submitted up to 24 hours late, the mark will be reduced by ten percentage marks* subject to a minimum mark of a minimum pass;
  • For work submitted more than 24 hours late, the maximum mark will be zero.
  • Penalties for late submission / exceeding word length

Notification of Absence

If you are absent from any classes for any reason, you must:

a. advise your department – You must directly email Alex McHattie

b. complete the Notification of Absence Form. Copies of the Notification of Absence Form – Self certification are also available from the Health Centre.

c. submit the paperwork to your department either before your absence or within FIVE working days of the end of the period of absence. Failure to do so may result in the absence being counted as unacceptable and counting against the minimum attendance level.

d. ensure that you meet any departmental requirements concerning notification of absence or request for leave of absence as you may be required to meet formally with the Programme Director.

Reason for absence  

Documentation required

Illness up to and including 5 consecutive term-time days (excluding Saturdays and Sundays)

Completed Notification of Absence Form – Self Certification

Illness for more than 5 consecutive term-time days (excluding Saturdays and Sundays) Completed Notification of Absence Form - Self Certification plus Formal Medical Certification signed by the Health Centre, your GP or hospital consultant
 Unrelated to sickness Notification of Absence Form plus supporting evidence (see www.rhul.ac.uk/attendance for details of documentation required.)
 Leave of absence request Notification of Absence Form plus any departmental requirement must be met


It is at the discretion of the Department as to whether any absence is deemed acceptable or unacceptable (see www.rhul.ac.uk/attendance for details of what constitutes ‘acceptable’ and ‘unacceptable’ circumstances relating to absence). If deemed unacceptable the absence will be recorded as such and will count against the minimum attendance level. For more information on the college absence procedures click here. 

Extenuating Circumstance

Illness or Other Extenuating Circumstances


If you are taken ill or there are other extenuating circumstances that you believe have adversely affected your performance in relation to any aspect of your course/programme (for example, your attendance, submission of work, or examination performance) at any point during the academic year, you must inform us in writing. You must complete the attached consideration of extenuating circumstances form and hand it in to the Admin Office (H209). This should be accompanied by any supporting evidence that you wish to be considered.

Click here for an extenuating circumstances form (in .pdf format requires Acrobat Reader)

Click here for an extenuating circumstances form (in Word format)

Do not assume that if you have discussed your situation with your personal advisor or any other member of staff, that this will automatically mean that your circumstances will be taken into account. It is in your interest to fill-out the form and provide as much evidence as you possibly can.

You should read Section 7 of the 'Instructions to Candidates' for full details relating to the submission and consideration of extenuating circumstances. Please familiarise yourselves with the regulations governing extenuating circumstances in relation to assessment. For more details click here

Special arrangements for examinations for disabled students and those in need of support


For all such students there is a process to apply for special arrangements for your examinations and other forms of assessment. Such requests should be made to the Educational Support Office (ESO) as soon as possible, which will carry out an assessment of your needs. Please contact the Educational Support Office to apply for Special Examination Arrangements and for any queries.

Email: educational-support @rhul.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1784 443966 

ESO website



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