Help for Exams and Assessments

It's fairly normal for things to get a bit stressful during periods of assessment and looking after our health and wellbeing can be more challenging.

There may be times when the stress becomes unmanageable, or you face difficulties (mitigating circumstances) which affect you so much you’re unable to handle your workload. 

If you find yourself in this situation, we’re here to help you figure out your best options. King’s has strict assessment regulations, so it’s important to understand how these could affect you.

What if I can't sit an exam/submit my assessment?

If you attend, submit or participate in any form of assessment, King's will deem you to be in a position to do so. This means if you're experiencing difficulties that are affecting your preparation or preventing you from attending, such as illness, depression or bereavement, it’s essential that you take action as soon as you can in order to avoid getting a lower grade than you may have done otherwise.

If anything is affecting your studies, these pages will guide you through the mitigating circumstances procedure and work out what you should do next.

Have a nose around our wellbeing pages and our tips for dealing with exam stress. If you need support,  get in touch with us via our online form (you will be asked to log in) or check out our list of support services.



Misconduct Procedures

It is extremely stressful to be accused of misconduct, but KCLSU Advice caseworkers can help. From assisting you with drafting statements to accompanying you to meetings or helping you understand your outcome, our friendly caseworkers will support you through every step. As part of the Students’ Union, KCLSU Advice is independent of King’s and our advice is completely impartial and supportive of you. Get more information about this procedure here.


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