Scheduled 12 hour downtime for Blackboard Service to begin on Monday 18th December at 19:30
Essential upgrade work is required and will begin on the NUI Galway Blackboard service at 19:30 on the evening of Monday 18th December. The downtime will extend for 12 hours.
During this period the Blackboard service (including Turnitin, Blackboard Mobile, Skills4Study, etc.) will be unavailable.
If you have any queries, please contact the Service Desk (Tel. x5777 email firstname.lastname@example.org)
The University is introducing anonymous marking for exams from this semester onwards. It is important that you are aware of the policy as it will have an impact on how students sit their exams and how exams are marked.
What is Anonymous Marking?
Anonymous marking means that when students sit their exams they are identified by their student ID number and not by their name. This helps ensure fairness and transparency throughout the exam process.
How will this affect me?
The new policy will affect students at a number of key stages:
At the Exam Hall
Make sure to bring your student ID card with you.
1. Seat: Students will be grouped by module and course instance as normal, and seated in order of student ID number (and not by name).
2. Answer Book: You will write your student ID number only on the main section on the front of the answer book provided by the Examinations Office. Write your name on the side flap, remove the adhesive strip and fold over the flap. Your name will remain covered. See sample image here.
After the Exam
When requesting feedback from examiners (e.g. on consultation day), you must provide your student ID number and course instance to examiners.
Anonymous marking applies to all answer books provided at official written exams at NUI Galway. It may not apply to official MCQ exams, or to in-house / departmental exams.
Anonymous marking will have a significant impact on our exams. It is important that you are aware of the policy. For more detailed information and the Anonymous Marking policy document, click here.
The Semester 1 Exam Timetable is now available.
1. Check your Personal Timetable Online
2. Also check the Amendments webpage regularly as examination dates/times may change up to the day of your exam.
3. View a short Examination Advice video (recommended browser is Google Chrome)
If your timetable is incorrect or you do not have a timetable, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions online before visiting the Student Information Desk located in Áras Uí Chathail (Ground Floor).
Good luck with your exams!
Visit the Academic Skills hub online, or drop into desk in the Library foyer for advice on better research, writing and study skills.