Observing Ramadan 2023
Many Muslim students will be fasting during the month of Ramadan, which falls this year between Wednesday 22 March and Friday 21 April. We’re committed to supporting students who will be observing this holy month.
Religious observance during assessments
For the academic year 2022/23 Ramadan will coincide with the University Spring holiday period and is unlikely to overlap with degree programmes’ examination periods. However, it may overlap with assessments on some degree programmes with Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) requirements. The university has developed a Religious observance and examinations arrangements policy (pdf) to help support students wishing to observe Ramadan or other religious festivals.
If you have concerns about Ramadan coinciding with any assessments, you should speak to your Course Leader or your Student Support and Guidance Tutor (SSGT).
We aim to treat requests regarding religious observance with understanding and consistency.
Fasting whilst studying
You may be feeling anxious about performing to your best in your assessments while fasting. Take a few minutes to review Prepare for Exams During Ramadan.
The university has prayer rooms available for staff, students, and visitors to use on the folloiwng campuses:
- Moulsecoomb: Watts Building Room 405 (9am-9pm, Monday to Friday)
- Falmer: Dallington House Rooms 211 and 212 (8am-6pm, Monday to Friday)
- Eastbourne: Hillbrow Room 112 for private prayer and reflection.
Or if you need further advice and support, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Student Wellbeing team.