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Revision and Exams: On-campus exams

Boost your exam revision and explore strategies for essay exams, online tests and MCQs with our online study guide and resources.

Information on your exams

Your exam timetable is available to view and download now on MyTimetable.

Please check the University guidance on exams and assessment for up-to-date information on the format of your exams in 2022/23. You should also check Blackboard for updates and announcements and read any emails from your course regarding examinations.

If you have a Learning Contract, it must be approved by the Disabled Student Support team at least 10 working days before the publication of the examination schedule for your adjustments to be guaranteed. If you leave for the seasonal break in December check beforehand if any dates have been published and contact disabled student support to set the process in motion to ensure your necessary adjustments have been recognised and planned for.

Preparation and Planning

Finding the venue

Once you've accessed your timetable, check the time, date and rooms of all of your exams. Ensure you know which campus your exam is scheduled for - this may be different from where your normal on-campus teaching takes place. 

Check out these maps of Sheffield Hallam University buildings to find exact building locations:

You can download PDF versions of the maps to take with you on the day using the links above.


Equipment to remember

The night before your exam, take some time to pack your bag and check you have everything you need. The most important thing to remember is your SHU card, as this will be used to verify your identity when you arrive at the venue. If you've lost your SHU card, you can order a new one online.

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What to expect on the day

As most exams moved online during the pandemic, the majority of undergraduate students have never sat an on-campus exam at university, so if you're unsure on what to do on the day, you're not alone! The slides below set out a step-by-step guide on what to expect when you arrive at the exam venue and how to tackle the exam paper.

If you have any questions about the format of the exam, talk to your tutors or Module Leader, who will be able to outline the format of the exam paper and possibly share past papers for you to practise with.

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