About exams

In Semester Two 2022, there are four different modes of exams.

When we use mode, mode means the way in which you will complete your exam such as online or in-person. 

Most exams are online and non-invigilated. There are, however, a small number of exams that are taking place:

  • In-person on campus 
  • Online using digital invigilation

How you will access your exam depends on the mode of your exam. It’s important that you check the mode used for each of your exams.

To check the mode of your exam

You can check the full exam timetable to find out the mode of your exam:

You can find a list of invigilated exams:

Exam modes

The four exam modes:

  • Exam mode A - Remote online non-invigilated exam on Inspera
  • Exam mode B - Remote online invigilation through Inspera Exam Portal (IEP)
  • Exam mode C - In-person invigilated exam on paper
  • Exam mode D - In-person invigilated exam on computer

Please note, you will receive a text message the day before your exam takes place. If you have an on-campus exam, this will include your exam room number. 

You can find more detailed information further down the page.

Summary of the exam modes

  Exam mode A Exam mode B Exam mode C Exam mode D
You need a computer to take your exam x
You must take a demo assessment or practice test online x
You will be writing on a paper exam booklet x x
x
You will need your campus card x
Sitting your exam in an allocated room on City Campus x x
You can sit your exam at home or suitable space x x
You will need to bring pens, pencils and other stationary with you x x x
Need a computer with a working camera and microphone x x x
Will need to download software onto your computer x x x

Exam mode A – Remote online non-invigilated exam on Inspera

Exam mode A is for if you are completing your exam online remotely through Inspera and are non-invigilated.

You can find more information at:

Exam mode B – Remote online invigilation through Inspera Exam Portal (IEP)

Exam mode B is for if you are completing your exam online remotely through Inspera Exam Portal or IEP. These exams are invigilated.

You can find more information at: 

Exam mode C – In-person invigilated exam on paper

Exam mode C is for if you are completing an exam on-campus in-person and on paper. These exams are invigilated. 

You can find more information at:

Exam mode D – In-person invigilated exam on computer

Exam mode D is for if you are completing an exam on-campus in-person and on a computer. These exams are invigilated.

You can find more information at: 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

You can check out our FAQ pages for useful information about your exams and how to sit them:

Where to check for your exam information

To find more information about how your exams are going to be sat, please:

  • Look out for announcements on your Canvas page
  • Check emails sent to you by the University about your upcoming exams. These are sent to your student email. To access your student email, please see Student email