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Exams 2022/23 - What to expect

With a full return to on campus teaching, some changes have been made to examinations this year. Read our no nonsense guide here.

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Exams; What to and Not to Expect.


Whether you’re a fresh-faced first year or a fourth year masters veteran, everyone likes to have a bit of clarity in life, especially surrounding exams.


Worry not - We are here to bring you all the information (and support) you need when it comes to what to expect this year.


Let’s cut to the chase. This year, the university will be running a mixture of:

  • In-person, on campus exams, and
  • Remote exams (via Faser, Moodle or Perception)

This applies to students in Colchester and Southend who study at an undergraduate and taught postgraduate level. However, which one applies to you will all depend on your course.


To find out how your modules will be assessed and find out whether an exam will be in-person or remote, and whether it’ll be open or closed-book, simply just head to your Module Directory.


You can check this schedule to see the dates of the exam periods and when your personal exam timetable will be published. You will receive an email to your Essex account when your exam timetable is ready to view - so look out for that. The timetable will include the dates and times of each exam, and whether it’s in person (whilst also providing your room and seat number) or remote (displaying the link to which of the three platforms it’ll take place on.)



More information about how exams will run as well as who to contact for help is on the exams webpages.


Remember, your school and department will  also be able to answer any questions you may have. Details for how to get in touch with your department are on our website too. If you  have any questions or need some further clarity on anything, I’d suggest contacting them directly.


We hope we have helped to to clarify what you can expect this year. .


If you need some support with anything that’s education-related then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via sureps@essex.ac.uk. Should you need any support with anything else including mental health and wellbeing, we encourage you to get in touch with SU Advice via suadvice@essex.ac.uk.


Don’t stress, you’ve got this. We believe in you!


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