Informatics Personal Tutor Guide

Informatics Personal Tutor Guide

A quick guide to Personal Tutor information for Informatics staff

Resit exams

Students in 1st and 2nd years are entitled to resit exams and have the opportunity to take resit exams up to 3 times if they do not pass the first time (2 times if they are on a Tier 4 visa). This number can be increased if a student has special circumstances which means they have a null-sit recommendation. 

Students in 3rd year also have the opportunity to resit exams but only if they receive a special circumstances recommendation of a null-sit.

It is much rarer for students in their final undergraduate year and MSc students to resit exams and would also require a special circumstances recommendation of a null-sit. Resit exams would only take place in very exceptional circumstances because of award and progression deadlines; it is much more common to receive a recommendation to exempt the course from progression and classification calculations instead.

Students are not required to register for resit exams. The School of Informatics currently does not permit any overseas resit exams to be taken. There is a fee associated for taking resit exams (this is for the overall diet, not per exam).


Helpful links:

University Exam FAQ – search for Resit Exams

Resit exam fees


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