This article includes an overview of the support and additional resources you can access throughout Ramadan.
When is Ramadan and what does it involve?
While fasting is an important part of Ramadan, it is also a time of self-reflection and self-evaluation. Muslims are encouraged to pray more during the night and to spend more of their day praying or meditating.
Observing Ramadan during the pandemic
In addition, there may be limited access to Mosques and other prayer facilities and access to Muslim Prayer Rooms on campus remain suspended at this time.
How can I be supported while taking assessments during Ramadan?
If you’re outside the UK and in a different time zone and there is a clash with the time of breaking the fast, please contact contact your faculty/department as soon as it’s possible for you to do so.
If you're on a clinical placement and need specific support to ensure you can meet any clinical learning/assessment requirements during Ramadan, get in touch with your Faculty/Department who can assist you further.
With the majority of assessments being held remotely, fainting during exams as a result of fasting during hours of daylight should be less likely. If you however, become unwell during your exam or your ability to complete an assessment of any type might be, or has been, adversely affected an unforeseen circumstance, you should apply for mitigating circumstances.
Important to know: If you need further support, or have further queries, get in touch with our Muslim Chaplains; contact details can be found on our Chaplaincy webpages.
Additional resources & support
Looking after your mental health and wellbeing during assessments
- De-stress from exams by getting involved in a wide range of fun online activities and events during the exam season, such as Take Time In.
- The Wellbeing Hub is the online space for students to find activities, events and resources to boost their wellbeing and thrive during their studies.
- Positive Peers are student partners of KCLSU Wellbeing, who create student-only spaces and promote positive mental health and wellbeing for all students at King’s.
Our article Mental health & wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic summarises the different types of mental health support you can access.