Thursday 2 July 2015
** Get to your exam on time during potential tube strikes **
London transport services will be disrupted if another planned 24-hour Tube strike by union members goes ahead on the evening of Wednesday 5 August. The strike will start from 6.30pm on Wednesday 5 August and disruption is expected to last all day on Thursday 6 August. Transport for London (TfL) said they are expecting a normal service to resume on Friday 7 August. More information is available on the TfL website: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/tube/tube-strike.
This is to remind you that you must get to your examinations on time. All examinations will take place as normal on Thursday 6 August. If you are late for an exam or miss it because of travel disruption due to these strikes, you will not be able to claim this as an extenuating circumstance because these strikes were known about in advance.
Staff on the bus network, DLR, London Overground, tram and TfL Rail services will not be on strike. However, all of these services are expected to be much busier than usual.
Please take the time now to plan alternative ways to get to your exams and assessments, allow for longer journey times and check the TfL website before you travel: https://tfl.gov.uk/.
Planned strikes do not always go ahead, sometimes being called off at the last minute, so please do check the TfL website before you travel for live updates: https://tfl.gov.uk/.
The late summer re-sit period takes place between Monday 3 and Friday 14 August 2015. Those eligible to re-sit/first sit in August can register their assessments through MySIS from Wednesday 8 July. Students who do not enter a decision by 5pm on Wednesday 15 July will automatically be ‘opted in' to any eligible assessments. This will mean that you will be expected to complete the relevant assessment in August and a second attempt will be recorded on your final transcript, regardless of whether or not you attempt the assessment.
If you decide that you do not wish to attempt a particular module, you have the option of opting out. This will result in your failing grade being recorded on your transcript, but this will display as only one attempt and you will not be expected to complete the assessment in August.
You should consider your options very carefully before you decide to opt out. You are reminded that in accordance with academic regulations you must re-sit assessment at the next available opportunity and therefore if you do opt out you will not be given the option again. Students with insufficient credits to progress or be awarded may be withdrawn from their course.
More details about the re-sit registration task will be emailed to eligible students following the publication of official results on Wednesday 8 July.
Good luck with your resits.