Guidelines for students related to electronic examinations from 3 August 2020 onwards

This page contains guidelines for students related to electronic examinations in the exceptional circumstances, from 3 August 2020 onwards.

Electronic exams as of 3 August 2020

As of 3 August 2020, students are wearing a face mask in the EXAM facilities, so all the seats can be taken into use. Face masks will be available in the EXAM facilities.

All the EXAM facilitates are open on weekdays from 08:00 to 20:00. In addition, the EXAM facilities on the Hervanta campus, the Main building and Pinni A are open on Saturdays from 08:00 to 15:00.

To limit the time students spend in the EXAM facilities, the duration of electronic exams is restricted to no more than two hours. This restriction will remain in force until further notice.

Students with a higher risk and exams with extra time

Students, who have been granted extra time for completing an electronic exam and the duration of the exam exceeds two hours, must reserve a time slot in one of the accessible exam rooms (PC201, Hervanta or A026, City centre). Students who are (or whose family members are) at a high risk for severe illness from COVID-19 may also use the accessible exam rooms when attending electronic examinations. In the accessible exam rooms, wearing a face mask is not required, and the exam duration may be longer than two hours, because there is only one person in the room at a time. Other hygiene instructions must be followed.

Students at higher risk cannot be required to attend an electronic exam on campus. These students must be offered an alternative to completing an electronic exam on campus (such as an online exam). However, students are not allowed to request an alternative mode of completion based on their self-reported high-risk status on a case-by-case basis (for example, attending lectures on campus but still requesting an alternative mode for completing an electronic exam is not permitted). Students with a higher risk will not be required to present a request for special arrangements or other certificate as we will trust their own judgement.

Access to the TUNI EXAM facilities

You must access the building where the EXAM facilities are located through the front door with your key card (student card or a separate key card). Students will be able to access the buildings where EXAM facilities are located on weekdays from 07:30 to 20:00 and on Saturdays from 7:30 to 15:00.

If necessary, contact well in advance the info desk staff in the relevant building to update your access rights: Contact information of the campus info desks (intra).

  • Students of City Centre and Kauppi campus: Your student card will automatically provide access to the facilities on City Centre and Kauppi campuses. You can visit any of the info desks on Hervanta campus to activate access rights to facilities on Hervanta campus.
  • Students of Hervanta Campus: You can visit any of the info desks on Hervanta campus to activate your access rights to the facilities on Hervanta campus. To activate your access rights to premises on Kauppi campus or City Centre campus, please visit the info desk in Main building (city centre campus) or Arvo (Kauppi campus).
  • Open university students: You can get a separate key card from the info desks.
  • Students of other universities (exam visitors): Please contact the Tietotalo info desk (tietotalo.info@tuni.fi) well before your exam.

Find more info on student access to campus facilities (intra).

Hygiene instructions in the TUNI EXAM facilities

  • Do not come to the campus if you are ill. If you have booked a time slot for an electronic exam but are unable to attend, you must cancel or reschedule your exam. This also applies to people who have been in close contact in the past 14 days with a person infected with the coronavirus.
  • Follow the hygiene instructions displayed in the facilities. Wash your hands before attending an exam. As of 3 August 2020, students will be required to wear a University-provided face mask while attending an electronic exam. Hand sanitiser and disinfectant wipes for cleaning the keyboard, mouse and desk surfaces are available for exam takers in the EXAM facilities.
  • Students who are (or whose family members are) at a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 will have the option to complete exams without coming to the campus (such as online exams). Please contact the examiner with questions. Students at a higher risk may also use the accessible exam rooms.

Exam visits to other universities

Exam visit are again possible to some universities (17.8.2020: University of Eastern Finland, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences, University of Lapland, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, University of Oulu, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, University of Turku, University of Vaasa). Please read more about instructions for EXAM visits.

Should you have any questions or feedback regarding electronic exams and arrangements in the exceptional circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact it-helpdesk@tuni.fi.