Exam Tips + Study Space

Exam Tips + Study Space


Exam Tips | Leideanna Scrúduithe

Before the Exam

  • We all learn differently, try different study methods and find out what works for you.
  • Focus and systematically work through each topic, question by question.
  • Do past exam papers and practice questions.
  • If you need help with a topic – reach out to your classmates or your lecturer.
  • Know when your exams are – check out your personalised timetable on the University of Galway exams website.
  • Know what type of exam you will be sitting – open book, MCQ, 2 hour written paper etc. if you are unsure – ASK.

During the Exam

  • Take time to settle yourself and BREATHE
  • Read all questions carefully.
  • Leave time to review your paper at the end.
  • Set time allocations for each question and move on once the time elapses.

Minding Yourself

  • Take regular breaks during study.
  • Avoid burn out, sleep well, keep active and allow yourself to take time off.
  • Eat healthy
  • Set personal goals.
  • Take each day as it comes – don’t be disheartened if you have a bad exam or study isn’t going well.

If something goes wrong

  • If you lose your Student ID card you can buy a new one for €20 at the Student Registry Help Desk in Áras Uí Chathail
  • If something goes wrong that is outside of your control that means you cannot attend your exam you can defer your exam to August and your result will not be capped. A list of who to contact if you need to defer can be found here
  • If you fail an exam, you will have an opportunity to appeal the result
  • If you fail an exam there will be an opportunity for you to resist the exam in August (first-year excluded) the grade for the repeat will be capped at 40%

Study Space | Spásanna Staidéar : Individual Study Spaces

Available Mon 3rd April – Thurs 4th May 08:00-22:00

Arts Science Building

  • SC002 Larmor Theatre
  • TB301
  • TB302
  • TB303
  • TB307

Arts Millennium Building

  • AMB-G007
  • AMB-G008
  • 1005
  • AMB-G034* (*available from Weds 12th April)

Study Space | Spásanna Staidéar : Group/Noisy Study Spaces

Available Mon 3rd April – Thurs 4th May 08:00-22:00

Cairnes Building

  • CA240
  • CA241
  • CA116 behind reception

Computer Science Building

  • IT202
  • IT203

Engineering Building

  • ENG-2034
  • ENG-2035

Exam Info

Go to the Exams Office website HERE.

Important Dates

The Semester 2 exams will run from 17th April to 4th May 2023

The Exam Timetable Amendments page will have details of any timetable changes

Most Undergrad exam results will be out 21st June 2023. Postgrad Results are due out 30th June 2023.

If you want to Appeal an exam result the info + deadlines are HERE.

If you want to Recheck an exam result the info + deadlines are HERE.

The August Repeat (inc Deferrals) exams will run from 1st August to 11th August 2023 (the August Repeat Timetable release date is 12pm 6th July 2023)

Galway Exams 101

This is a new programme of exam supports from the University to help you prepare for your exams. Galway Exams 101 offers a series of Podcasts, Library Workshops, Coffee Mornings an Exams Webinar, and additional online resources to ensure you have everything you need ahead of semester 2 exams. More info and links HERE.

Mental Health Supports

Click HERE


Artice by
Joanna Brophy