Producing Exam Timetables

The Central Timetabling Team produces the exam timetable based on individual students’ registration on courses. The Team wait until student course selection has finished and run the student registration numbers after the end of the second week of teaching to ensure all selections are captured.

Using specialist software, the exam timetable is calculated to ensure students don’t experience exam clashes based on their individual course choices.  The timetable needs to take account of approximately 14,000 students and takes approximately six weeks to produce.

The Central Timetabling Team is required to produce the exam timetable four weeks before an exam diet commences, however the Team aims to produce the timetable to provide five weeks notice. The Team continues to explore ways to increase the notice period further.

Past papers are a great way to help you prepare for your exams and our exams database is available all year round. To access the database you will be required to provide your usual University logon ID and password.

Want to know your exam results? Find out how you get your exam results and when they are published by visiting our Exam Results tab below.

Need to resit an exam or got a Self Certificate (SC), Medical Certificate (MC) or Good Cause (GC) for your previous attempt? Information on whether you are eligible, how much it will cost and how to apply can be found on our Reassessment Exam page.

Results Deadlines

Exam results come in by set deadlines depending on when the exams are taken ie December, May or Summer Resit Diet. 

  • The undergraduate results deadline is usually no later than three weeks after the exam diet is finished. (Excluding any Christmas closure period)
  • The postgraduate results deadline can be up to four weeks after the exam diet is complete and can sometimes be longer. (Excluding any Christmas closure period)

Your results can be seen through your Student Hub. Unfortunately, results will not be given by telephone.

If you cannot access your Student Hub you can request your results by contacting the Registry exams team, in writing, at the following address:

Registry
University of Aberdeen
Edward Wright Building
Old Aberdeen
AB24 3QY
exams@abdn.ac.uk