For safety and wellbeing reasons, and in order to ensure you are able to progress your studies safely, most final exams in Spring session will be delivered online.
Your preparation might need to be a little different to what you had anticipated so we’ve pulled together a number of resources that will help you survive and thrive during exams.
Your health and wellbeing
Exams can be stressful at the best of times and even more so at the moment. There are a number of UTS services available online to make sure you’re well prepared for exams.
- The Supporting online study portal includes useful health and wellbeing advice and services that are all easily accessible from home.
- Follow this handy guide from the UTS Counselling service to set yourself up for success and what you can do if you need help.
- Learn how to manage exam anxiety with this upcoming workshop from Student Services.
Remember, it’s important to take breaks and get some much-needed time away from your screen!
If you have a disability and/or ongoing medical or mental health condition that may impact you during exams, or the change from on-campus in-person exams to online exams has raised access issues for you, you may be eligible to apply for exam provisions through the Accessibility Service.
Exam provisions aim to accommodate the impact of a disability and/or ongoing medical condition while maintaining academic standards, and include adjustments such as extra time, additional breaks, or applications for a rescheduled exam after the main exam period.
If you would like to make an application or seek support please make an appointment with an Accessibility Consultant via Student Services Unit Reception, phone 9514 1177 or email Accessibility@uts.edu.au.
We've created instructional guides on:
- how to consent and create an account with ProctorU
- how to download the browser extension, and
- a checklist of the equipment you’ll need and what to do if you don’t have it.
The UTS IT Support Centre exam hotline is now up and running. Call +61 2 9514 3222 for help with setting up your computer for your online exam, or for help resolving issues with Canvas or Blackboard (UTSOnline). Hours of operation during sessions:
- Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 9:30pm AEST/AEDT
- Saturday and Sunday - 9:00am to 5:00pm AEST/AEDT
Please note that there is a 12-minute call limit for the exam hotline to help our IT team manage any possible queues and support all students equally. If you experience a complex technical issue that cannot be resolved within this time, you'll be able to apply for special consideration.
Laptop set-up drop-ins
Prefer face-to-face support? The Student Learning Hub are hosting drop-in sessions to help you get your laptop set up ready for exams. No need to book ahead, just bring your laptop to the Student Learning Hub CB02.04. To find out when the sessions are running, visit Student Learning Hub events.
Additional support available
Need more help? There are plenty of student services and resources still available to support you and your needs.
- Academic support is available via the Supporting online study portal.
- The UTS Library and UTS Reading Room are now open. You can still access virtual library services including study skills and tips to help you cope with stress.
If you have any other questions about end-of-session exams for Spring session 2020, please contact AskUTS.