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What are Exam Boards?

Throughout your studies you may come across references to Examination Boards. 

Examination Boards are at School/Institute or Faculty level and ensure that marks and classifications are awarded fairly and consistently across Queen Mary in accordance with the Academic Regulations. 

There are two types; 

  • Subject Examination Boards (SEBs) regulate modules and programmes of study, and report to and advise the 
  • Degree Examination Boards (DEBs), which consider and approve all recommendations for awards, classifications, retakes and failures. Further information is given in the Academic Regulations

You should make yourself aware of the date of the Subject Examination Board meeting(s) for your programme of study. These are normally held in June for undergraduate programmes, and in October for postgraduate programmes. 

If you have any questions about Examination Boards, please direct them to Teaching administration team within your School/Institute.

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