IMPORTANT: Changes to summer exam times and the referral threshold

Posted on: 29 April 2016
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The University is making two changes that will affect students taking exams this summer.

  • The first change is to the academic calendar – when exams for referrals and deferrals will be held.

This means exams will start a day earlier (on Thursday 7 July) than previously stated in the academic calendar and the new times include Friday evenings.

  • The second change is to the referral threshold for students who do not pass exams or coursework.

The regulations state that if a student fails a module with an overall module mark of at least 30%, the Subject Board may decide to permit one referral in all or specified parts of the module. However, in respect of modules at Levels 3, 4 and 5, the University is removing this 30% threshold for referral eligibility. You can check which level your modules are using SRS Web if in doubt.

Read full details here:

Westminster Additional Grants Scheme

Posted on: 15 April 2016
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Do you need financial help? You may be eligible to apply for an additional grant. Please see the following link for more information regarding the Westminster Additional Grants Scheme –

Level 4 students! Don’t miss your chance to study a cross- disciplinary Westminster Elective next year.

Posted on: 15 April 2016
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You can now make your Level 5 module choices for next academic year (2016/17). What about studying a Westminster Elective? Some Westminster Electives are cross-disciplinary and can help make you more employable. These modules have been developed as part of the University’s Learning Futures educational development programme and give you more choice in what you study.

Learn about things like: effective communication, LGBTQ studies, popular culture, entrepreneurship and many more.

Watch a short video about each of the cross-disciplinary Westminster Electives:

Art/ Science Collaboration
Coaching and Mentoring 
Community Engagement through Volunteering
Design your Future
Developing Effective Communication for Professional Life
For the sake of Argument
Game On – ‘Serious Games’ Production, Entrepreneurship and Social Change
Human Centred Design Thinking
LGBTQ Studies
Narrative Environments
Pop Goes the Now; deconstructing popular culture
Resilience for Professional Life
Professional Practice
Social Enterprise


*Please note, students on a small number of courses are unable to study electives. You can find a list of these on the web page. View a complete list of Westminster Electives and full details on the UoW website.