UoB releases new dates for Summer exam period


By Georgiana Scott, Investigations Editor

Management have confirmed all exams will take place online.

In an email to all students, Bristol University released a set of new dates for the 2020 Summer term, after adjustments to the academic calendar had to be made due to the outbreak of Covid-19.

The adjusted dates primarily concern Summer Revision Week, assessment period, Summer vacation, degree congregations and re-sits and supplementary exams.

The Summer revision period has now been pushed back to the 25th to 29th May. Subsequently, exams will now take place from the 1st to the 19th of June.

The email affirmed that all Summer assessments will take place online, and if online exams are not possible, alternative arrangements will be made.

The Summer holidays will also not begin until the 22nd June, over a week later than previously planned, but the day term recommences remains as the 18th September.

Summer degree congregations will take place from 16th to 24th July.

The new dates for Summer term / Epigram 

The update confirmed the closure of all University-run sports facilities and all of its libraries, except the Arts and Social Sciences Library, for the foreseeable future.

Pro Vice Chancellor Sarah Purdy, urged students to keep checking the University's advice and infromation page and that if students need support of any kind they can contact coronavirus-student@bristol.ac.uk.

She signed off the email by saying, 'As so many of us study remotely or find ourselves in isolation, let’s make the effort to reach out to each other, to offer support where we can and stay connected. Take care of yourselves...'

Sarah Purdy will be hosting a Facebook Live event 2-3pm this Friday where further infromation concerning next academic term will be confirmed.

Featured Image: Epigram / Tom Taylor

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