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Examinations are an important tool used by the »Æ¹ÏÊÓÆµ in assessing your learning. As such there are strict rules and regulations that govern exams to ensure they are high quality and run effectively and free from outside influence.
We have included access to key regulations and guidance around exams here:
There are also a range of groups that must work together to ensure exams run smoothly and conform with academic regulations.
As a »Æ¹ÏÊÓÆµyou are one of our key stakeholders and we have outlined your responsibilities here:
The expectations and responsibilities of other stakeholders can be found in the document Expectations and responsibilities during exams [DOCX]
Students are able to access their Examinations Timetable through . (You will be asked to log in)
We have also included a self help guide for accessing your exams timetable [PDF]
Please be aware you will need to be able to log into BREO to access your timetable - If you have forgotten your password please use the self-service . If this does not work please contact/ visit the SiD team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0300 300 0042.
Please note, if your timetable shows a room allocation under venue this means you are expected to attend the session in person and report the room 30 minutes prior to the start time of the exam.
All formal examinations at the »Æ¹ÏÊÓÆµ of »Æ¹ÏÊÓÆµ are run through our Digital Examinations Environment - UoB digital exams enabled by WISEflow.
The content/format of each exam is controlled by the Unit Leader who's unit the exam relates to.
If you have any questions about the content of a particular units exam we advise that you look through past papers in the first instance - You can access past papers by following our Past Paper Access Guide [DOCX]
If you are still not happy please reach out to the Unit Leader by email, if you are unsure about the contact details for your tutor please contact SiD at either email@example.com or on 0300 300 0042.
If you would like to gain some experience in the different styles of online exams that are used at UoB please try our practice exams - Practice exams will be sent out to students due to take exams by the Examinations team. Please check your »Æ¹ÏÊÓÆµ of »Æ¹ÏÊÓÆµ email address for emails from WISEflow. If you have trouble accessing a practice exam please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally all students with exams will have access to through WISEflow.
If your question has not been answered by attempting the above please email email@example.com and a member of the team will be in touch.
If you need help:
We understand that sometimes things do not always go to plan, we appreciate all feedback regarding exams both positive and negative.Ìý
If you wish to raise a concern relating to an exam you have taken or the exams process in general you have 2 options to do this:
In the first instance, students are invited to raise their concern with the exams team directly. An email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Complaint" will allow the team to identify your concern quickly and allow you to receive the most prompt response possible.Ìý
This will then be passed to the Examinations Manager who will review your concerns and provide you with a response/ resolution directly. In this response you will be given details of how you can raise your concerns formally if you are not satisfied with the response given.
The »Æ¹ÏÊÓÆµ of »Æ¹ÏÊÓÆµ is committed to maintaining an effective procedure to allow all members of its community to make legitimate complaints.
Where informal pursuit of a complaint proves unsatisfactory and requires intervention of objective parties, the formal stages of the Student Complaints Procedure are available to students.
For details on how to raise a formal complaint please review our official complaints procedure
Alternatively, concerns, comments and suggestions may be raised via ourÌýStudent Voice form
The »Æ¹ÏÊÓÆµ of »Æ¹ÏÊÓÆµ has two types of digital exams enabled by WISEflow:
Online Remote (these are examinations that you access off campus in a place of your choice). You should think about where you want to sit your examinations. You will need to have reliable internet connection and a pc or laptop available for the whole examination period.
Online on campus (these are examinations that you will access in a dedicated room on campus). The room will be indicated on the exam timetable and you should make sure you know where you are heading to on the day and aim to arrive 30 minutes before the examination starts. There are rules for what you can and canâ€™t do during an on campus exam â€“ you can find these in the notice to candidates [PDF]
There are other examination preparation tips in the article Your guide to exam season
On the day of your examination:
After your exams:
Congratulations on completing your exams, once you are certain you have no further exams to take you are free to enjoy your time and take some well earned rest.
Your exams will be marked by your tutors and there will be information in your course handbook about how and when you will receive your results and also how to access your feedback.
We would like to know about your experience with your most recent examinations. If you would like to provide us with some feedback please complete this form â€“