Exams period should make allowances for 3rd year in terms of online/open book formats
The examination period for January 2023 has been changing and being discussed with very little voice from the students, and it seems they will all be made closed book and/or in person.
This 2020-23 cohort have no experience of this exam format, and this transition will be extremely difficult at a time when the exams are weighted much more highly than previous years.
Before covid, cohorts had years 1 and 2 to practice this exam format, when the stakes were much lower.
Lecturers and students alike have shared their views on this change causing great disruption to the module structures and techniques we are used to.
We feel it is unfair to make the 3rd year students change to this very different format at a time that matters so much, and request that the exams be reverted to the previous format for our year’s cohort, or at least that allowances can be made in terms of making the exams open book or the ability to be typed.