Biochem/Biotech final year exams over 2 weeks

Previous years have seen the Biochemistry/Biotechnology degrees final year exams being held within one week. This means that students are faced with sitting 4 exams in one week, one exam each day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday). These are the final year exams which count for a lot and can often make or break your degree mark! This petition aims to gauge support for the exams to be spread over 2 weeks, such that we sit 3 exams in one week (Mon, Wed and Fri), and the last exam in the following week on Mon before starting final year project on Tue. This gives us breathing space in between exams and time to consolidate our knowledge from all the courses we have studied. By the time exam season arrives, a lot of the material from the Autumn term courses will be a distant memory, and while the Easter holidays will provide opportunities to revise all the four courses, it makes more sense for students to have a one-day/two-day gap between each exam, so that they can focus in on the final touches to their revision for each course. Please include your name to this petition if you support the above proposal. The petition will then be sent to the Biochemistry Board of Examiners (including Dr. Tippins, Prof. Fairweather, Prof. Nixon and Dr. Giorgi) for their consideration. This is your chance to voice your opinion and make ourselves heard as a year group!

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