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Exams & Assessment

Exams are a part of university life. UCD Student Advisers know that exams can be stressful for students, and they often require a different set of skills than those learnt at school or work.

For information related to the exam process itself, UCD Assessment is the best place to go for up-to-date information, including how to access your timetable, how to get to the exam centres, and the procedures in place during exams. You will also find useful information on your exam results at this link.

Preparing for exams

If you would like some tips on how to improve your study skills and exam techniques then you may find our guide on Academic Support helpful.

Coping with exam stress

The run-up to exams can be a stressful time, and this is normal for most students. A realistic study plan and self-care are really important during this period to avoid burn-out or illness. Check out our Stress and Coping page for more information about supports that may be helpful during this time.

When you need more time

Sometimes things may happen for students that affect their wellbeing and consequently affect their studies. Examples of this might include, but are not limited to, the death of someone close, divorce or separation, mental or physical health issues, and family problems.

If you feel that this is the case for you and you would like some support then please get in touch with your Student Adviser.

In addition to providing personal support, we can also guide you through relevant UCD policies such as Extenuating Circumstances or Late Submission of Coursework as appropriate. We can also recommend or refer you to other supports that may be helpful, such as: