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Your guide to January exams


Got exams in January? Don't worry, we've got everything you need to know right here. Find out where you need to go, how to get there, what to bring and what to do if it all starts to feel a bit too stressful!

Your guide to January exams

Semester one exams start on Monday 8 January 2018. Our University will be closed from 23 December until 2 January, however our Libraries remain open for you to use and our security staff will also be on campus. Here’s some guidance on what to expect from your exams, how to find out where you’re going and where to go for additional support.

 

Be prepared

Our Libraries open 24/7 every day of the year, including over the Christmas break, and many services are also available online via MyBeckett or the Library website.

You can borrow a book on exam techniques or have a look at our Skills for Learning website for access to revision and academic writing tips. Once you are back on campus you can revise in our silent study areas. Remember that you will need your Campus Card to enter the Library.

The Library have put together a helpful Wakelet pulling together information on exams.

 

Getting to your exam venue 

Exams take place on and off-campus and are often not in your normal course buildings so it is important for you to plan your route to the venue in advance.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you get to the venue in good time for the start of your exam. The Campus Maps can be found here. We also have a helpful exam venue finder on the Leeds Beckett app.

Once you know where your exams are taking place you can use the Metro Journey Planner to help you plan your journey.

If you are intending to park at or around Headingley Campus, please be aware that there are parking restrictions in place outside of the campus. Parking in and around Headingley Carnegie Stadium and Pavilion is extremely restricted.

 

Don't forget your stationery

Your examiner will provide answer sheets and paper but it is your responsibility to provide your own personal stationery.

To ensure you can pick up any stationery essentials you've forgotten, including pens, pencils, rulers, clear pencil cases and calculators, our Portland Building, City Campus and Campus Central, Headingley Campus shops will be extending their opening hours over the exam period to 07:30-17:00, Monday to Friday.

 

Keep your worries at bay

If you’re having specific money troubles, please get in touch with our Student Money team who provide confidential support and advice to those experiencing difficulties with their finances or who require support in managing their money.

Your Students' Union Advice team is also on hand to offer independent and confidential advice and representation.

During the exams period the Students’ Union Exec team will be handing out fruit and water to students and providing a free tea and coffee station in their office as well as promoting relaxation and mindfulness moments. Visit the Students' Union website to find out more.

Staying active will keep your mind clear and focused. Visit the gyms and work out your troubles on the treadmill, or check out our class timetables and try something new.

House hunting

With the Christmas break and exams coming up the last thing you need to worry about is where you’re going to live next year. Don’t panic, the official start date for student house hunting in Leeds is 20 January 2018. On that day over 13,000 bed spaces available for the next academic year are displayed on the Unipol website.

We highly recommend Unipol Accredited properties which are required to meet higher standards and good levels of service. Our Students Union Advice Service can also help with practical information on tenancy agreements and are there for housing advice.

 

Refreshers

Your Students' Union is offering the chance to relive all the fun of Freshers 2017 with a host of Refresher events on Thursday 1 February.

Missed out on signing up for a sports team or society this semester? Make 2018 the year you get involved!

Refreshers is all about welcoming our new students and reminding our returning students about the opportunities and events our Students' Union organise to ensure you have the best time whilst studying at Leeds Beckett.

 

Good luck!

Finally, we want to wish all students taking exams the best of luck!

 


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