Meet Jeronima Alves-Borges, head of exam administration at the School of Business. She enjoys organising all the practicalities regarding exams.
“I get great positive feedback from all the students I come into contact with. It is very satisfying.”
What is it like being head of exam administration?I am in charge of all the practicalities involved in taking exams. I make sure everything runs smoothly. For example, I make sure there are rooms available with enough space for everyone taking the exam. I also book invigilators. I make sure the exams arrive from the teacher and are distributed at the exam venue. There are about 4,000 students at the School of Business, and I have about 100 exam invigilators assisting me. I coordinate students, teachers and invigilators during exams. If a teacher or invigilator falls sick at the time of an exam, I have to quickly find a solution. There must always be someone at the venue to answer questions.
I have plenty of freedom and responsibility, which I find very stimulating. Also, there is a wonderful atmosphere her, both among the students and my colleagues. I get great positive feedback from all the students I come into contact with. It is very satisfying. I have been working in this field since the early ‘90s and in the academic world since the early ‘80s – so I must enjoy it here!
What is best about working at the School of Business?
It has its pluses and minuses like all jobs. One of the minuses is that it is stressful getting everything prepared for all the exams, especially when several exams are organised simultaneously.
Is there anything tough about your work?
Students register and deregister via the "Studentwebben" website. If a student misses the registration deadline, unfortunately not much can be done about it. They have to wait until the next exam. In all situations to do with exams, students must remember to give their national identity number.
How does a student register for an exam?