University of Manchester Exam Papers Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection comprises what is believed to be a complete set of University examination papers (including the Faculty of Technology) for the period 1912-1999. Examination papers were organised by Faculty, and within this by subject, and degree type (honours, ordinary etc.). Before 1912, University examination papers were published in the annual Calendars. Post -1999 exam papers are maintained digitally. The exam papers are a useful source of information for studies of academic testing and assessment at the University. Exam papers can be related to other teaching and learning records such as curricula, syllabi, and minutes of Faculty boards to provide a more detailed view of assessment procedures. The University Archives does not hold or collect examination scripts.

Administrative / Biographical History

See Scope and content note.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to any accredited reader.

Archivist's Note

Arrangements for preservation and access to the post-1999 digital exam papers have yet to be determined.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection is copyright to the University of Manchester.

Photocopies and photographic copies of material in the archive can be supplied for private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

A number of items within the archive remain within copyright under the terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988; it is the responsibility of users to obtain the copyright holder's permission for reproduction of copyright material for purposes other than research or private study.

Prior written permission must be obtained from the Library for publication or reproduction of any material within the archive. Please contact the Head of Special Collections, John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH.

Related Material

See the Owens College calendars OCA/4 and University of Manchester calendars UOP/1 for pre-1912 exam papers.