Examination Entry

Taught course students:  It is your responsibility to enter for your University examinations. More detailed information on Examination Entry can be found on the University website.

What is Academic Dress?

You will need to wear Academic Dress or ‘sub-fusc’ for a number of official University occasions including the matriculation ceremony, for sitting all your Public Examinations, and for your Graduation Ceremony.  Correct Academic Dress is taken seriously, and you may be turned away from these occasions, including examinations, if you are not properly attired. Correct Academic Dress includes caps and gowns with sub-fusc underneath. Sub-fusc is defined in the Proctors’ and Assessor’s Memorandum, as: “a dark suit with dark socks, or a dark skirt with black tights or stockings, or dark trousers with dark socks and an optional dark coat; black shoes; plain white collared shirt or blouse; a white bow tie, black bow tie, black full-length tie, or black ribbon. Clothes should be appropriate for formal occasions.” You should wear a gown, but not sub-fusc, for meetings with the Principal apart from your first meeting as a Fresher, when a gown is not required. 

Withdrawal from your Course or Examinations

If for any reason you need to withdraw from your examinations please contact the Tutor for Graduates and the Deputy Academic Registrar.

If you are considering withdrawing from your course, please speak to the Tutor for Graduates or your College Advisor as soon as possible. They will be able to advise you about the most appropriate course of action, whether for example a temporary suspension would be advisable in the first instance, and whether the College can do more to support you. Please be aware that it is not possible to withdraw from examinations after the conclusion of your last paper or by the time a dissertation or other written material is due, whichever is later.


More information about assessment submissions can be found online on the University website. It contains useful information on such matters as extensions, and late submissions.