It's that time of year when some students are preparing for the Supplemental Exams. We have compiled some handy tips to help you get organized for your revision and other resources such as a Guide to Open book examinations (OBE), lists of useful contacts as well as some FAQs to help you to Get Sorted for Supplementals
Supplemental Exam Guide
- Organising your time and workspace:
- Coping with Stress
- TU Dublin Guide to Open Book Exams
Frequently Asked Questions
When are the Repeats/Supplemental exams taking place?
The Repeat exams start on August 16th and run for 2 weeks. For City Campus programmes some exams are also scheduled for the first week in September.
Do I need to pay a fee to sit these exams?
No! This year the university has cancelled the Supplemental Exam Fee again in response to the Covid 19 situation.
What’s the deadline for submitting a repeat or deferred assignment/thesis/essay/project?
You need to check what is outlined in the brief or the email you should have received from the lecturer. If it's unclear, get in touch with your School Admin or the Head of School.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you are having any difficulty contacting your School and we will assist.
Where can I get the timetables?
Some of my repeat exam times are clashing, what can I do?
You should contact the relevant Exam Office asap and they will be able to sort it out for you.
I'm anxious about these exams, who can I talk to?
Feeling stressed or worried about exams is a normal part of life for most students; the good news is that there is help available from the University. The TU Counselling services is free and available all year round.
Click on the links for information on how to make an appointment to speak to someone who can help you cope with your anxiety.
Can I get help from the Library at the moment?
Yes, all the Libraries are open, and you can book a study space here. The staff are always keen to assist student with their studies and in preparation for exams.
Where can I get past Exam papers?
Click on the following links to access previous exam papers from your local Library.
I'm not sure if I’m listed for the correct repeat assessments, I haven’t heard anything about them yet, what do I do to find out?
If you have repeats to do and still haven’t received information from your School or the Exams Office you should get in touch asap.
How do I contact my lecturer as I want to check what the repeat exam will cover?
Most many lecturers are not available over the summer as they are on leave. If you have any queries, we recommend that you contact your School Office or Head of School directly for guidance. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having any difficulty reaching the School and we will follow up on your behalf.
I have personal issues (e.g. illness, bereavement, other sudden adverse difficulties) and I don’t think I am able for these exams and assessments, what can I do?
- When these unexpected troubles arise, you should contact your School to advise them of the issues and they will be able to go through options with you. The Counselling Services are always on hand to help too:
- You can submit the Personal Circumstances Form (PC1) in order to document what has happened.
For Blanchardstown students please contact your School ro left them know and they will advise on what you must do next.
The broadband is very unstable where I am living now and I’m worried about being able to complete the repeat exams, what can I do?
You should flag this in advance to your Exam Office and they will contact ICT services to see what additional supports can be put in place so that you can complete your exams.
What if I can’t upload my exam answers in time, what can I do?
You will need to alert the Exams Office by email straight away to explain in detail what the issue was, and they will be able to assist you further.
I have a learning disability and want to make sure I have been allocated extra time for the repeat exams, how do I contact the Disability Office?
Contact details for the various Disability offices are as follows:
When will I get my exam results?
Supplemental Exam Results should be published before lectures are scheduled to commence on September 21st. We will post updates on our social media channels
How can I calculate my GPA?
For Blanchardstown Campus GPA calculation and Tallaght students can get information here Tallaght Campus - GPA calculation.
This system is not used in City Campus.
Will I be able to carry any modules that I fail into next year?
The rules on ‘carrying’ vary across the University.
For students at the Blanchardstown Campus please contact the Student Information Desk for details at: SID@tudublin.ie.
In City Campus, you should refer to your Student Handbook for details and contact your School for more information.
Tallaght Campus students are not allowed to carry failed modules
Contacts for Support per Campus