Examination is a test of the knowledge and skills acquired in relation to the intended learning outcomes and content, and the grading thereof.
The examiner determines the format of the examinations on a course. The format of an examination must be clearly stated in the syllabus.
See brief information regarding examination in the tabs below. Further information can be found in the document with rules and guidelines which can be found at the bottom of the page under related documents.
A written exam is a common type of examination, you will find all you need to know about it here. The information applies to the centrally administered invigilated examination at the University West and it is your duty as a student to keep you updated on what applies.
Your result after an examination is reported in Ladok. You should be notified of the result within 15 working days after the day of the examination. When there is a large number of students in a group the results are posted within 20 working days. Results of an exam in a course or a module of a course are posted at least two weeks before the re-take is offered for that course or that module of the course.
As a basic rule there should not be any limitation to the number of opportunities one has to take an exam. Each time a course module is offered the student has the right to be examined and to do a re-take on the material in that module. Thereafter the student can re-take the exam any time that course (with the same course code) is offered at University West. Examinations are always based on whatever syllabus is valid for that particular course when it is offered, and it is the student’s responsibility to inquire as to whether there have been any changes to the syllabus.
At University West a student is not allowed to raise an already passing grade by handing in a re-take examination (what is called ‘plussning’ in Swedish).
If a course is no longer offered or the course code changes, the student is entitled to three opportunities to take the exam within at least a year following the last time the exam was scheduled in conjunction with the course being offered.
You do have the right to request that a grade is reviewed by your examiner. Objections to reported grades need to include a reason for the objection and be submitted in writing to the examiner. It's only the examiner who can change a grade.
The Nursing Programme (VGSSK), see the programme page in Canvas for information.
Replacement of examiner
After two failed examinations the student has the right to be examined by another examiner. A reason that this might not be allowed is, for example, a case where there is no other qualified examiner. Use the document "Begäran om byte av examinator" down below at this page to request a new examiner.
For examination and re-examination of a degree project or internship (such as placement) the same rules apply as do for other courses. The scheduled examination and re-examination of the essay should be stated in the course handbook.
If the number of occasions that the student will do practicum work or be involved in equivalent periods of training is limited, this has to be stated in the syllabus. If a passing grade on the practicum or equivalent training is a prerequisite for receiving a passing grade in a course or module, there must be at least two such periods.
The degree project that is handed in for grading and archiving is handed in digitally. All electronic archiving is done by the administration of the university after the examiner has sent in both an electronic version of the degree project and documentation stating that the essay has received a passing grade.
This pamphlet is addressed to students at University West to inform them about cheating, its definition, consequences, and how to avoid it. Cheating is a form of fraudulent deception and ultimately cheaters deceive themselves.