UEA Exam/Event Assessments - Medical Certificates
IMPORTANT: All students (irrespective of whether you are registered with us or not) - If you are going to miss an event assessment, you must come to the medical centre and see us on the same day.
Regulations, approved by the university in June 2013, explain how students can report extenuating circumstances in relation to what are called ‘event assessments’. For the full university guidance please see www.uea.ac.uk/learningandteaching/documents/assessment
Event assessments include:
- Course Tests
- OSCEs (for medical students)
- OSPEs (for pharmacy students)
Extenuating circumstances are defined as factors outside the student’s control which affect assessment.
If you are claiming extenuating circumstances for an event assessment you must seek medical evidence on the day of the event.
You should make every effort to present yourself at the Medical Centre before the start of your assessment and ask to see the urgent doctor explaining it that you have a course test or exam and feel unwell.
If you are too unwell to attend the Medical Centre you should phone and ask to speak to the urgent doctor so that a record is made of your circumstances.
Where you have been able to sit an event assessment but you wish to report extenuating circumstances which you feel affected your performance, you will need to submit any medical evidence within 10 working days of making your application for extenuating circumstances.
Please make sure you book an appointment in good time to enable us to provide any medical certificates within the deadline.
Completed medical certificates are emailed directly to your Hub. Please note that while we endeavour to process medical certificates as soon as possible they can take up to 2 weeks to be sent. To prevent fraudulent application for medical certificates we reserve the right to check on all details given to us. Fraudulent applications will be reported to the University.