For information about exam support during the current pandemic, look at our COVID-19 exam support
The examination period can be challenging, and your SU has a wide range of information available to help you, all the way from revision to getting your results and beyond.
No matter whether you are looking for a good study space, considering applying for extenuating circumstances, or want to know the do's and don'ts on the day, this section has the information you need.
You can also find out about the wide range of support services available at the Students' Union and University who can help you.
Extenuating circumstances can be any circumstances outside your control that impact your performance in an assessment. Personal or health problems can throw your revision and exams into chaos and worrying about that can make things even harder. So it is vital you don’t try to struggle through on your own.
Both the Students' Union and University have support services that can help you manage the different pressures of exams. If you are worried about yourself, or a friend, you can contact them directly for support and advice.
Most people know that they shouldn’t take a phone into an exam, but did you know that smart watches are also not allowed? Expect a grade of 0 if you are found with either during an exam, even if it is switched off. To avoid any risk, leave your devices in your bag or in the envelope supplied by the invigilators.
It is your responsibility to make sure you don’t have any notes or annotations in dictionaries, permitted reference books or calculators. The invigilators will be checking for unauthorised material during the exam and the University will not accept 'I didn't know', 'I forgot' or 'It was approved by SSID' as excuses.
If you need independent, confidential advice about your exams, including if you have been accused of cheating please get in touch with the Student Advice Centre next door to SSID in the Students' Union.
When the exams don’t go completely to plan. Here are some of the most frequent concerns during the exam time, with advice about your options. For more help with any exam problems, the Student Advice Centre is open Monday - Friday 10.00 - 5.00pm.