firstpoint’s five points about exam week…

POINT ONE: PREPARE, PREPARE, 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 have 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.

POINT TWO: REMEMBER YOUR 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.  To save time, you can pay for your new card using our online replacement card system.

POINT THREE: BE CLEAR ON 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.

POINT FOUR: CHECK YOUR 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.

POINT FIVE: FIND YOUR WAY…

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!  If you’re not sure how to find your way, remember the Accessable Guides.