Exams week at the NRC

Last week saw a temporary expansion of the NRC in order to facilitate socially distanced theory exams for students sitting the Association of British Dispensing Opticians theory examinations. Mat Stringer says, “Normally the NRC occupies floors 4 and 5, but last week I also arranged the availability of floor 3. With the help of the examinations team and invigilators, this allowed us enough room for multiple examinations to take place, all at a safe distance.”

Matthew Farrugia, student dispensing optician (SDO) at Boots Opticians, took part in the exams and says, “I attended on the 25th and it was brilliant. Felt confident and comfortable. A lot of hard work which certainly has paid off!” And SDO Clare Lovelady comments, “It was very well managed yesterday.”