Exams and Tests

Female student in focusing on a science lab testSo you have an exam as one of the assessments of your course? You're not alone! This is one of the most common assessment types. Over the centuries, millions of students throughout the world have survived them, and you can, too.

If you've never done a university exam before, you can find out what to expect on exam day (opens in a new window). Once you know what to expect, go to the University's exams and results page (opens in a new window)  to find the Exam Timetable and other useful info. You'll need to look up the Exam Timetable to find out when and where each of your exams will be.

Exams are usually designed to test your knowledge as well as your application of that knowledge. Your study strategy will depend on the type of the exam and the content it covers. Make sure you know what you're facing: the format of the exam, what content will be covered, how much time you'll get, and how much of your grade it's worth (read your Learning Guide and if the information isn't there, ask your tutor). You can also look up past exam papers (opens in a new window) and use them to practise for the real thing.

To help you get ready, we have information on the types of exams you can expect to encounter in your university career, and general study tips. Remember, good study habits can take time to establish, so get started now.

Types of exams (opens in a new window) In this PDF you'll find explanations and examples of the different types of exams that are used across the University. PDF icon image
Studying for exams (opens in a new window) In this PDF you'll find practical tips and strategies to help you study effectively for your exams.

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