Is your institution ready for Exam Season?
This is a stressful time of year for students, as proved by a slew of recent articles on how to stay positive and manage anxiety during exam season. Exam stress isn’t just the preserve of HE students: in the UK, new figures have revealed that the NSPCC-run ChildLine has delivered 3,077 counselling sessions about exam stress to young people last year, a rise of nine per cent on 2014/15. In Hertfordshire, anyone aged between 10 and 25 and registered with a Herts GP surgery can sign up anonymously and have an online chat with a fully-trained therapist, reports the Herts & Essex Observer.
Exam season is also a stressful time for the institutions hosting the exams. Their aim is to make the experience as stress-free as possible for their students whilst juggling the need for radically altered timetables and room requirements, plus extra staff in the form of invigilators. Their solution must cater for everyone, ensuring that the needs of students with disabilities, health conditions, specific learning difficulties are met.
That’s where our Exam Scheduler solution comes in: it helps institutions to optimise their students’ experience by reducing the operational risks which extraordinary events, like exams, produce.
Don’t take our word for it: hear Dr Julian Moss, former Head of Student Academic Services at Liverpool University, talk about how Exam Scheduler helped them to lessen the risk of errors, better manage their invigilator allocation, and reduce their exam scheduling process from 12-15 person days to just one day.
Good luck to everyone preparing for and sitting exams over the coming weeks, and to our valued customers around the world which support them.