Online exams

You might sit your exams entirely online, entirely in-person, or a mixture of both.

Ensure you have checked your exam timetable carefully.

Read the Guidance Relating to Misconduct in Online Exams.

Online exams will fall into one of the following four categories.

Open Exam within 24 hours

Timed Exam Within 24 Hours

Timed Exams - Fixed Start Time

Seen Exam - 24 Hours to Submit

Using your time wisely in an online exam

The length of your exam determines the time you should take to build, create and write your exam answers. That is to say, if you have a two-hour exam, you should look to spend no longer than two hours completing the work for the exam. Your exam markers will be looking for evidence of your ability to answer questions in a succinct, concise and coherent format; as a result, spending a longer period of time on your exam papers can undo any work towards this concision.

A longer submission will not necessarily provide a stronger, more coherent answer. Lengthy answers risk becoming overly long or convoluted, and being concise is an important academic skill. Use the rough exam time allocation to judge the quantity of work required to succeed in your exam answers.

Spending your energy trying to find particular pieces of information, facts or quotes is not the most effective use of your time through the exam. Instead, make use of your exam time - and your prior study - to put together answers that are most applicable to the specific exam questions.

1 hour exam

Summarising infographic: One hour to complete the exam. Additional time assessed by disability services. 30 minutes to upload answers. Late submissions will be graded H (zero).

You will receive:

  • 1 hour to complete the exam
  • Additional time assessed by disability services
  • 30 minutes to upload answers

Late submissions will be graded H (zero) - see Online Exams and Late Submission