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The exam period can be tough for most students.


There are some key things you can do to ensure that your exams and assessments go as smoothly as possible!


  • Get a copy of your course syllabus for the year and read it!! This is important as it outlines all the learning aims and objectives and helps steer you in the right direction.


  • Make a timetable of dates when your assessments are due when you have study week and a lead up to the examination period. This can help you stay focused and organised.


  • Know your study style. Some of us study better in the morning than the evening and vice versa. Studying in groups can also be very effective.


  • Create a study timetable. Your timetable may need to be amended as you reach the end of the semester. The most important thing to remember is to make your study time table to suit your study style and stick with it.



  • Most importantly stay calm and try to keep stress levels under control. All students can find exam times difficult. If you are finding the exam period over bearing, don’t be afraid to ask for help. You can also always call into the students’ union offices to ask for some study and stress busting tips from the education or welfare officer. They are more than happy to help!


Appeals Procedure



1.1 These regulations cover all awards at all stages, except where such awards are covered by specific regulations of an external awarding body. In such cases the regulations and procedures of the external awarding body shall apply.


1.2 The institute operates a procedure for the discussion, review and appeal of examination results.


A review/appeal means the consideration of factors which may have influenced a candidate’s performance, and may be made only on the following grounds:


(a) The assessment was not conducted in accordance with the current regulations for the course, or there has been a material administrative error or some other material irregularity relevant to the assessments has occurred.


(b) For those programmes where mitigating circumstances are considered, there were circumstances of which the examination board had been unable to take proper account. This refers to a situation where the mitigating circumstances were not drawn to the attention of the examination board because:


− either they were unknown to the student at the appropriate time

− or the student was unable to present them because of circumstances

outside his/her control.


(c) For a student with disability or special educational needs, the agreed revised assessment procedures were not implemented.



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