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    A holiday was booked for me and at the time they used the term dates for Durham as it looked like that's where I'd end up but now I'm heading to York the term dates are different and we can't cancel...is there provisions for resits?

    If you don't turn up for the exam and it is the only assessment for the module you will have to resit as you can't continue to the next year with an outright fail. You will get a 0 mark on your transcript with the resit mark next to it.

    If it is an assessment that is not a closed exam then a lot are online submission so you might be able to submit before you go on holiday.

    You also have to get permission to be absent during term, particularly if you are going to miss things.

    If your course demands you do sit down exams (as many do) you cannot just skip them.
    York does allow resitting of exams in a specified week in August that has just gone by for this year's students.
    However this is a very risky tactic.
    You will have to either:
    A) Not go on your holiday in January
    B) Not go to your exams and resit them all
    If you fail the 'resit' (despite not turning up the first time) and thus fail the module overall, you will fail the year. You also have exams towards the end of term 3, as well as your Jan exams. I don't think mitigating circumstances covers "I was on holiday", unfortunately.
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