Before your exam day
Before your exam make sure you're ready and have the information you need. Don't forget if train strikes continue into January to plan around these to ensure you can attend any on campus exams.
Conduct in exam halls
Make sure you are ready for on campus exams by reading the Code of conduct for examinations (Office document, 28kB) along with the points below.
- Most on campus exams will start at either 09:15 or 14:15.
- Some school run exams will start at different times. If you are unsure of your start time check your personal exam timetable.
- Once in the exam hall you are required to be silent.
- No additional time will be allowed for students arriving late. If you arrive more than 30 minutes after the start of the examination, you will not be allowed into the hall and will be directed to your school.
- You need to have your UCard with you.
- Face coverings are no longer required by law, but the government guidance and University policy will continue to suggest that you wear a face covering in crowded or enclosed spaces and in other spaces if you feel it is necessary.
- You will be required to leave all bags and coats at the back of the room so please leave valuables at home wherever possible and also ensure that you are appropriately dressed for the venue and weather.
- The only type of pencil cases you are permitted to have on your desk are clear plastic. Correction fluid and correction pens are not allowed.
- Drinks bottles are allowed provided they contain water only and have no labels or writing on them. Food is not allowed unless you have a medical need, in which case you should make an invigilator aware.
- Mobile phones, smart watches or other electronic devices are not allowed at your desk.
Familiarise yourself with our exam regulations.
Data protection and exam materials
Information on exams and data protection is available from the University Secretary's Office.
Preparing for exams
Find out how to prepare for online exams and timed assessments in 2021/22.
If you are unable to complete an assessment
If you are ill or have other issues which prevent you from completing your assessment see our assessment support option. For more advice or contact your School Office.
If you're worried about your exams
Where to find advice and support
You can find help on the University's website to support you in taking online exams, including:
- Blackboard has online individual tutorials and other resources from the Study Skills team.
- The Study Skills blog has information about developing your study skills. It is written by students and tutors.
- For students who normally have alternative exam arrangements see the advice on Alternative Exam Arrangements (AEAs) and online assessments for 2021/22. If you have any questions you can contact disability services.
- The Digital Education Office (DEO) has tools and guides to help you work online.
- The University's wellbeing services, including the Student Wellbeing Service and the Student Counselling Service. These services are still operating remotely during the current campus closure.