UoBe Ready: what support is available to me?

Find out how you can best prepare for on-campus exams

Helping you prepare for assessment season.

As the main assessment season draws closer, we’d like to highlight the options you have when it comes to support and advice, and how to access them. We’re here to help, from study support to extenuating circumstances.

As part of our ‘Making it Happen’ initiative, we have been taking on board your comments and making improvements around assessment support and obtaining feedback. One of the key things you highlighted was how we can support you during assessment season and how to make a request for extenuating circumstances.

As exams, essays, and all kinds of assessments get nearer, find out how you can #UoBeReady! Visit the UoBe Ready student intranet page for more details.  

Extenuating Circumstances FAQs

Watch Guild officer Jules and Wellbeing officer Aurella answer a series of FAQs that you might have about extenuating circumstances and extensions. Watch the video here.  

Understanding Extenuating Circumstances

Extenuating circumstances (ECs) are things beyond your control that you think can have a serious impact on your studies or performance in assessment. A great place to find out more is on the student intranet page. Here you can find information about how to apply, what different types of adjustments there are, and additional links. Find out more.

There’s also a useful infographic explaining the entire process and what you can expect if you apply. View the infographic here. 

What to expect from on-campus exams

Taking an exam in person or in an exam hall may be a new experience or something that you haven't done for a while. Rachel from the Academic Skills Centre considers how you can best be prepared for the day. Watch the video here. 

Support for International Students

The Birmingham International Academy (BIA) offers fantastic support for international students if English isn't your first language. There are a host of services available, from FAQs to online teaching services, self-assessments, and assessment guides. You can find out more on the BIA intranet page here. 

Free Online Workshops

The Academic and Digital Skills Centre have put together some online workshops for Assessment Support Week; to help Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught students who will be undertaking assessments in 2021/22. Find out more here. 

Have a wonderful and productive break!

With the Christmas break approaching, make sure you find a balance between relaxing and revising, so you are refreshed and prepared in the New Year. Creating a revision timetable is a great way to plan your days, allowing yourself time to study and to have some well-deserved festive fun. Download our UoBe Ready study planner template to get you started.

We hope you all have a wonderful break. We’ll be back in the new year with more support and advice but in the meantime, visit the UoBe Ready page for more guidance.  

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