The Students' Association and everyone at the University want all students to succeed in their assessments, here are a few tips to help along the way.
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Preparing for the Exam Period:
Make sure you have read and understood the examination guidelines; particularly in reference to ‘Fit to Sit’. Our website also has information on the procedure, click here for more information. You can also find out information on the policies on the VLE. For example look for the link to 'What to do if things go wrong'.
If you are unsure of procedures or availability of exams, urgently contact the examinations team on firstname.lastname@example.org with as much detail as possible regarding your issue.
Check, check, and check again the location and time of your exam! This information can often change, so make sure you are fully aware of where you expected and when! If you miss an exam because of this, it is usually not considered a Mitigating Circumstance.
Similarly, if you are permitted to bring materials (such as statute books) into your exam, ensure that your material is not breaking any annotation rules. If you are unsure, speak to your Programme Team and ask for advice, the rules will also be located in the specific module area on the VLE. It is much quicker and easier to fix issues before the exam. Check your book again before you enter the exam and make sure extra bits of paper that you may have been using for revision have now been removed. Any assessment rules breaks may be investigated under the University Academic Misconduct Policy.
The Students’ Association Independent Advice team can provide information on exams and procedures. We can also help if things don’t go according to plan. If you have any queries, get in touch on email@example.com