Once the exam period is underway, hopefully you'll feel prepared for your exams. The quick tips and helpful advice below will further support you to help you feel calm and ready to do your best:
You must observe the Policy / Regulations on Examinations and Examinations - Guidance for Students and any other instruction given to you on the day by the invigilation staff. Violation of any of the policies and regulations will lead to severe consequences such as mark of zero, reduction in overall classification or loss of honours degree.
Do sit in your assigned seat
Do not take any notes to your desk
Do not make any notes on your body (i.e.; hands, arms, legs e.t.c.)
Do not try to conceal notes on your person or in your calculator or pencil case
Do not talk to any of your colleagues / friends once you are in the exam room as exam conditions apply once you have entered the room
Mobile phones should all be switched off and any set alarms should be disabled and stored in your coat or bag at the back of the room or under your desk
Raise your hand should you wish to speak with an invigilator, do not get up from your seat and move around the room
Food or Drink – you may take clear bottled water (all labels must be removed)
Pencil Cases – you may take transparent (not opaque) cases into the exam room
Unauthorised materials of any kind, such as blank paper, graph paper, revision or study notes
Notes of any kind – including any writing, symbols of any description on the body or clothing or other materials
Headwear (unless for religious reasons)
earphones / earplugs are not permitted
Any electronic / digital device that holds or transmits data of any kind
Around the exam period, it can be very difficult to find a space to study in the Main Library and Alan Gilbert Learning Commons
It is worth thinking about where you work most efficiently. For some people working at home is an option that works well, but it's not the same for everyone.
Often some computer clusters and other libraries outside of these main two locations are a lot less busy, so it's worth your while to go off the beaten track.
If you haven't done as much revision as you'd like and need some motivation or inspiration, it's not too late to get some help.
Our support section is full of information about study workshops and various pastoral services available for you to discuss any problems with.