Five ways to relax into online exams
There are benefits to logging into exams from home!
There's no doubt exam time can be stressful. But there can be benefits to logging into exams from home!
We’ve pulled together five ways that sitting your exams at home can make the experience more comfortable.
1. No need to dress up
You can't come into campus to sit your exam, so no need to dress up. No ironing required. You can wear your trackies to your exam – and at last, you can even stay in your pyjamas!
2. Have your best (furry) friend in the room
If you’re sitting a take-home or Timed LMS exam, you can keep your pet (or pets!) right by your side.
If you’re sitting an AI invigilated or Live invigilated exam, you’ll need to put your pet out for the duration of the exam, but they’ll be waiting right outside the door for you when you’re done.
3. Public transport is OUT, staying in is IN
No need to get up extra early, no need to check the bus timetable (and check it again, and again), no need to rug up on the windy train platform - you can just stay home, and stay warm, and finish off that last little bit of study!
4. Choose your own location
Desk? Dining room table? Couch? Pick wherever is most comfortable for you. No need to worry about last-minute exam location changes, the choice is all yours!
If you’re sitting an AI invigilated or Live invigilated exam, you need to sit in a private, quiet, and well-lit room for the duration of your exam. Learn more about how to set up your online invigilated space here.
5. Cosy up with a heater or hot water bottle
It’s getting colder, and we all want to stay warm and cosy. With online exams, there’s no need to venture out into the cold to catch the bus or train into campus. This session you can keep your ugg boots on or leave the heater running.
If you'd like more information about online exams, visit the Exam FAQ. Happy studying!