Make sure you’re ready for your exams!
The exam timetable for the January exam period has been released with details of all the exam dates from Monday 15 January - Saturday 3 February 2018. We know this can be a stressful time so to help we’ve compiled a list of things for you to be aware of.
Important things to remember
Remember to check the exam timetable regularly for any last minute changes so you know when and where all your exams are taking place. If you have exams outside the main assessment period, you can also check the dates of these from this webpage.
Watch our 'Your Exam: Do's and Don'ts' video and make sure you're clued up on all the extra stuff you need to know in order to pass your exam with flying colours. It’s your responsibility to make sure you understand the University’s exam regulations - “I didn’t know” is not an excuse.
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability contact Disability and Dyslexia Support Service as soon as possible to ensure exam requirements are in place. If you have already received communication from the University with information about your exam requirements, you do not need to contact DDSS.
You must take your Ucard with you to all your exams. If you’ve lost yours you can visit SSiD for a replacement which costs £5.
Check what you’re allowed to take into your exam, if you are able to bring a calculator or dictionary make sure you bring them to SSiD before your exam for approval. See the SSiD webpages for more information.
Please remember to dress appropriately for your exam - we don't have control over the temperature of the various venues, so please wear clothes you think you will be comfortable in. Please be aware that not all exam venues are equipped with cloakroom facilities, so we recommend that you travel light and only bring essential exam equipment with you to your exam. It is also wise to refrain from bringing any valuables with you where possible, as you will not be able to keep bags or mobile phones with you during your exam.
There will also be updates on the SSiD twitter feed @shefunistudents - follow the #ShefExamPlan hashtag for advice and support from all over the University and Students' Union. We will also be posting advice, hints and tips on the University of Sheffield Students Facebook page.
Getting to your exams
Students are advised not to use taxis to get to their exams. During exam period taxi services in Sheffield cannot always cope with demand resulting in students arriving late for exams. Instead please use public transport. Please remember, parking is limited at exam venues.
If you’re unsure of the best way to get started check out these revision tips.
The 301 Student Skills and Development Centre on Glossop Road is running study skills workshops and drop in sessions. You can find out more about these, or book a one-on-one study skills session, via the 301 Centre webpages.
If you're not sure how to reference or don't know what counts as plagiarism, have a look at the Library's information skills tutorials.
During the exam period SSiD will open from 8.30am to 5pm in the Students' Union and The Examination Office (based in Registry Services) will be open from 8am to 5.30pm on Level 6 of the Students' Union.
You can visit the Student Advice Centre on Level 3 of the Students' Union.
The Counselling Service will also offer help and support.
You can also get help online from the Things Not Going Right? service from SSiD.
If you need to speak to someone outside of working hours you can also ring Nightline on 01142228788.
For more information please visit our Exams webpages.