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Warwick exam timetable to be released earlier after last year’s delay

The timetable will still only be published four weeks before exams begin

Warwick University has confirmed that they are trying to publish the summer exam timetable "earlier than previously" following last year's chaos.

A finalised timetable should be ready by April 12 – just one week before the beginning of Term 3.

This means that the confirmed dates, times and rooms should be available four weeks before the start of the examination period, set to start in the third week of term.

This comes after the 2019 timetable was published just three and a half weeks before exams begun – outraging students across all University departments.

Along with the delay, the finalised timetable was significantly different to the provisional timetable – with only 47 out of 729 exams remaining on the same date on both publications.

A spokesperson from the Examination Support Services told The Tab Warwick: "A finalised main May/June timetable should be published to students earlier than previously.

"Four weeks' prior to the exams commencing, by 12 April 2020 this academic year."

While they have said that this is just a "target date" and is not completely guaranteed – this should bring some peace of mind to the student body.

Since last year's chaos, the University has carried out two reviews – and the outcomes are still "currently under consideration by the appropriate authorities."

Alongside an earlier confirmed timetable, the University said that SSLC Chairs should also be involved in checking the provisional timetable when it is circulated to academic departments.

Last year, the SU called for an apology and an explanation for the delays and disruptions that the timetable caused.

Students also circulated a petition demanding "compensation" for the "careless and nonchalant" attitude the University adopted.

The open letter said: "You are affecting people's lives. You are affecting people’s well-being. You are affecting people's futures.

"For those in the student community who are especially vulnerable and prone to mental health issues, you could be having a seriously detrimental impact on their health."