We know that exams and assessment period can be a stressful time, so we want to support you to succeed. Here we provide you with some helpful information on exam processes and the study resources and support available to you in the following categories:
Completing an exam
Exam support and wellbeing
Activities and events to help you get a break from studying and exams
Dos and dont's to be successful in your exams
Emotional and mental wellbeing during the exam period
Guidance for successfully completing your in-person or online exams.
Your exam timetable will be published in MySIS. It will tell you when your examination is taking place, where your exam is (either physical venue or online) and what your seat number is. If you have any problems with your timetable, please email the Exams Team as soon as possible via email@example.com.
Find out more about provisional start dates and the publication of exam timetables.
If you are sitting in-person exams this year, check out our guidance to help you prepare for the day itself, including what in-person exams will look like and what you can or cannot take in with you.
Online examinations are managed by your School or Institute. They will provide you with the information regarding the format, full instructions on how to access and complete the online exam, and how to submit or upload your answers. Any questions about your online exams should be directed to your Advisor or School or Institute responsible for setting the exam.
Tips on preparing for online exams can be found on Revise Well.
The Examination Notes for Students 2022/23 [PDF] has all the information you need for completing your exams. Read these notes carefully and keep them for reference.
Read the Academic Misconduct Policy before your exams.
If you don't follow guidelines properly, it could lead to an academic misconduct investigation. This can be a lengthy process, potentially affecting progression to the next year of your course, starting internships that rely on your grades. There could also be visa implications or delays to your graduation. All of which we want to help you avoid.
There are a number of processes in place to help you if you find that illness or other personal circumstances are affecting your ability to attend exams or submit assignments.
It is your responsibility to take action if you experience problems. See our guide on extenuating circumstances.
Students with disabilities, specific learning differences like dyslexia and short-term conditions (eg broken limbs, pregnancy) can apply to the Disability and Dyslexia Service for Examination Access Arrangements (EAA).
Make use of our free resources to help you with your studies.
Exam revision shouldn’t be a nightmare. If you plan carefully, start early and have a good understanding of what works for you, you should be able to feel confident and prepared for your exams.
Revise Well is a really useful resource to help you prepare for your exams.
A number of free online study resources are available to help you enhance your academic and research skills, including finding information in your subject, writing skills, critical thinking and more!
Our online resources are designed around the needs of Queen Mary students and the demands of courses taught at the University, so they are reliable and trustworthy.
Our Referencing Hub gives you lots of guidance on referencing your work effectively.
Make sure you also check your module or course handbook, particularly for guidance on the right way to use quotes and citations.
Access free academic support from expert online tutors who are available 24/7.
Smarthinking tutors can support you with academic writing on your module, whether it be practicing exam questions or written assignments.
Find out more about how to access and use Smarthinking Online Tutoring.
Queen Mary subscribes to LinkedIn Learning, which provides online training covering a wide range of technical, business, software and creative topics.
Support is available if you’re worried about exams, and please talk to your Advisor if you have any questions or concerns.
The Academic Skill team provide advice and guidance to help students to develop the academic and research skills they need to excel at university. We do this by delivering one-to-one tutorials, workshops and online resources for students at all levels.
You can talk to your Advisor in your School or Institute about academic and related matters, or if you have any questions or concerns about your exams.
Every School and Institute has a dedicated student support contact who can offer advice on matters you feel may be impeding your ability to study.
The Queen Mary Advice and Counselling Service provides support in a range of areas, including wellbeing and mental health
The Queen Mary Disability and Dyslexia Service provides a wide range of study support services for all students with any form of learning difference.
The Queen Mary Students’ Union provides an Academic Advice Service if you have issues relating to misconduct, amongst other things. this is part of the Students' Union Advice and Support Service.