Criteria and Eligibility
1.1 Students are expected to attend examinations at their normal place of study. In order to maintain the integrity of the examinations it is only in exceptional circumstances that students are permitted to sit an examination at an alternative approved location.
1.2 You will only be eligible to sit re-assessment examinations at an alternative location. If, for unforeseen and exceptional reasons you are unable to attend examinations at your normal place of study, you should submit mitigation, (http://www.anglia.ac.uk/mitigation).
1.3 Applications will only be approved for you to take re-assessment examinations at an alternative location if you meet one or more of the following criteria:
(a) if you are an international student who has completed their course but are required to complete a re-assessment examination in order to graduate;
(b) if you are a student who is required to spend a period abroad as part of your course (or if you are a student on an approved student exchange programme and the examination period falls during your time abroad);
(c) if you are a student who is subject to Tier 4 sponsor requirements and cannot have your visa extended to remain in the UK because there is no participation required for 60 days;
(d) if you have exceptional circumstances - these will need to be approved by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) or the Director of the Academic Office (or nominee).
1.4 You will not be permitted to sit a re-assessment examination at an alternative location if:
(a) you have a current university status recorded as debtor, excluded or suspended;
(b) you have previously been found to have committed an assessment offence in an examination.
1.5 If you are permitted special examination arrangements you should be aware that these arrangements may not be possible for examinations taken at another location.
1.6 All applications must be supported by full documentation evidencing the requirement to sit the examinations at an alternative location. Applications that are not verifiable by documentation will not be considered.
1.7 An administration fee will be charged of £125 per examination paper. This fee must be paid in advance of the examination. Arrangements for payment will be made through your Faculty Office.
1.8 You will also be responsible for paying all local invigilation and administration fees imposed by the alternative examination venue.
1.9 Failure to take up any approved arrangements will not entitle you to a refund of any fee levied.
How to apply
2.1 Your Faculty, in consultation, where appropriate, with the relevant Anglia Ruskin support services, (e.g. Academic Office), are responsible for making the detailed arrangements for the approval and processing of applications to sit re-assessment examinations at an alternative location.
2.2 You should complete the application form, published at Alternative Location Application Form and submit it to your Faculty by the stated deadlines, which are:
Re-assessment from January examinations
Re-assessment from May examinations
4 weeks in advance of re-assessment examination
2.3 No applications will be accepted after the deadline dates.
2.4 If you are a visiting student from an Associate College or an Erasmus student, you must submit your request to your link tutor by teaching week 6 of the Semester at the latest.
2.5 The alternative examination venue must be from the approved list of venues - either a British Council Office or an Anglia Ruskin University Associate College. Details of British Council Offices can be found at http://www.britishcouncil.org/ and of ARU Associate Colleges at http://www.anglia.ac.uk/ruskin/en/home/your_university/anglia_ruskin_campuses.html
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