firstpointFIVE020: Exam Week

Every Monday, firstpoint publishes our top five tips on a topic related to life at university. We’ll cover a wide range of topics such as making the most of your time at university, help with your studies, working through the challenges of communal living or maybe looking after yourself during exams and assessments.

fpFIVE020 title.jpgfirstpointFIVE020 – Exam Week

tip-01Tip 1: Prepare

The key to good performance is preparation. Try to have a good night’s sleep- don’t forget to set an alarm for the morning! Leave yourself enough time to get in a full breakfast, you’ll need the energy.

Check your route into University, make sure the roads or rails are clear and build in some leeway in case you hit any traffic or the trains are cancelled.

Taking these steps puts you in control of your situation and will (hopefully!) alleviate any last minute stress.

tip-02Tip 2: ID

You will need to show your ID card to prove your identity and gain entry to your exam. Double check you have it with you before you leave the house!

If you do arrive and realise you don’t have it with you, don’t panic. Come to firstpoint and we can provide you with a replacement. There is a £10 charge, and make sure you leave plenty of time as there may be a queue.

tip-03Tip 3: Equipment

For some exams you will be permitted to take in additional equipment, such as a calculator or a specific text book. Check these details in advance as there are heavy penalties for taking prohibited items in to your exam.

If you need to bring personal belongings with you to University, we recommend checking out the lockers. These are located in the Peirson Study and Guidance Centre. You will need your student ID card to access them, and you can keep your things in them for the day.


tip-04Tip 4: Timetable

Your exam timetable is made available to you on your SOLE page. Check the timetable so that you are sure what time your exam is due to start. We would recommend that you arrive 15-30 minutes before your exam begins.

You might find it helpful to visit the room where the exam is taking place so you are familiar with the location. No need to add last minute stress by running around campus trying to find the right room!

tip-05Tip 5: Pens

You’ll need a pen for the exam. Taking a spare is a good idea just in case!