The Late Summer Assessment (LSA) exam period will take place from 16th August to 3rd September 2021 for students that have deferred or failed one or more of their assessments during this academic year. To help you navigate these upcoming assessments, we have put together some exam preparation guidance and tips.
Find out the date and time of your exams
If you are taking centrally managed exams in the LSA period, you should have received your timetable by email on 19th July. You can find instructions on how to view your exam timetable here.
If you are submitting coursework or taking any exams which are managed by your department, they will let you know how and when you need to do this.
Check what type of exam you are taking
Some of your exams may last for 24-hours, whilst others may run with a shorter duration within the 24-hour window, so make sure to double check the timings of each of your exams in advance.
Sit a practice exam on AssessmentUCL
All centrally managed exams will take place on UCL’s digital platform AssessmentUCL. To refresh your memory of how the platform works, you can take a practice exam here.
Apply for exam adjustments
If you have a disability or any other health conditions that may impact your exams, you can apply for reasonable adjustments. For the LSA period, you must ensure that your application is approved no later than 2nd August. You can find more information about applying for exam adjustments here.
Plan your revision
Taking the time to plan your revision in advance is hugely valuable and will help you feel less overwhelmed about your workload. Make sure to create a revision timetable, set realistic targets and schedule in regular study breaks.
You can find some further tips to help you plan and prepare for your exams in UCL’s Exam Success Guide.
The Advice Service has also put together some tips for remote studying here.
Attend a study session
If you’re a non-native English speaking student, you can attend one of our virtual study sessions if you would like to connect with your classmates whilst revising. Students will be invited to log-in and study quietly on Zoom, whilst having the chance to ask our Peer Tutors any questions and to chat to other students during regular breaks. Our next session is taking place on 2nd August, and you can book a place here.
Speak to someone
If you are struggling with some pre-exam stress or finding it difficult to work remotely, speak to someone about it. UCL’s Student Support and Wellbeing team is on hand to offer support, as is the telephone and online counselling service Care First.
If for any reason you feel that you need to submit an Extenuating Circumstances claim, you can contact the Advice Service to discuss how to do this.