Autumn Semester 2019-20 examinations
Autumn Semester examinations will be taking place from Monday 20 January - Friday 7 February 2020, including Saturday 25 January and 1 February. We have compiled a list of resources we hope staff will find useful when supporting students during exam time.
The Student Examinations Team in our Student Administration Service advises staff to signpost students with questions to the SSiD examinations web page. Here students will find useful information about getting a calculator approved, where to find timetables or exam halls, and coping with exam stress and revision planning.
Our Student Communications Team regularly use Twitter to communicate key exam messages to students during exam season.
301 Academic Skills Centre will be holding Exam Revision Planning workshops in the lead-up to the examination period, to help to help students come up with an effective revision strategy that works for them.
Exam time can be a stressful and daunting period for students, SSiD have compiled a list of services and resources that you may find useful to sign post to students with exam-related concerns.
Other useful services during the examination period
University Health Service - if a student is unable to sit an exam due to illness, they should get medical evidence of their illness as soon as possible in case they need to apply for extenuating circumstances.
Central Welfare and Guidance - if a student is experiencing significant personal difficulties (i.e. serious ill health/hospitalisation, bereavement, victim of a crime etc) that may affect their ability to study, Central Welfare and Guidance can offer support through this transition.
Student Access to Mental Health Support - if students are requiring mental health support, they should be encouraged to register with the SAMHS service for mental health support and intervention.
Disability and Dyslexia Support - Students who require alternative exam arrangements should have contacted DDSS by the 18 April to set this up. After the deadline, DDSS can still make referrals for alternative exam arrangements, but it may not be possible to implement these arrangements in time for exams taking place in the upcoming assessment period.
Big White Wall - This service provides 24/7 free online peer and professional support, with trained counsellors. Big White Wall provides a safe space online for students to get things off their chest, explore their feelings and learn how to improve and self-manage their mental health and wellbeing.
Residence Life - Students living in Halls of Residence will have been assigned a Residence Life Mentor. These Mentors are experienced students living in the residences here to support students during their time in University accommodation. They can help with emotional issues, academic worries, disagreements among flatmates, or if they just need someone to talk to and don’t know where to turn. If they can’t help or don’t know the answer, they’ll signpost to someone who can.
Nightline - Nightline is a student-run, confidential and anonymous non-advisory listening and information service. This service runs from 8pm - 8am every night throughout term-time.
Student Examinations Team
The Student Administration Service Examinations Team manages the organisation and conduct of the University’s invigilated examinations, including those delivered overseas and online. The team is also responsible for timetabling invigilated examinations and related room bookings, disability support, advice and guidance, and candidate conduct.