Below are practical instructions for examinations. You should also read the University examinations Proctorial notice regarding conduct during examinations.
In some venues you must remain seated and silent until all scripts have been collected and you are told to leave the room.
Consider students who may be in adjacent rooms or venues who are still being examined and would not want to be interrupted by noise.
Taking items into the examination
Unauthorised material (including revision notes) or equipment relevant to the exam.
Sitting your examination
Standard university examinations are 3 hours long, with variations in some subjects. You are expected to submit your answers written legibly, and failure to do so may put you at a grave disadvantage.
Whilst it is possible, in some circumstances, to have a script transcribed, even if a script is transcribed, you may still be at a grave disadvantage as to the mark awarded, as you had not communicated your thoughts effectively.
|Arrive 20 minutes before the start of your exam||Arrive just as your exam is scheduled to start|
|Check the seating plan on display to determine where your seat is in the room.||Enter the room until instructed to do so by the exam room supervisor|
|Read carefully the instructions on the front of your exam paper||Leave the exam within the first thirty minutes|
|Cross through your rough notes||Open or turn your question paper until instructed to do so by the Invigilator|
|Complete the question numbers you have answered on the front page of the script booklet / cover sheet||Start writing until instructed to do so by the Invigilator. This includes writing notes on the rough pads.|
|Complete your candidate details on the front of each script booklet / cover sheet: candidate number, exam and paper||Write your name on the front of the script booklet / cover sheet|
|Raise your hand to attract the attention of an invigilator if you have a question or if you suspect there is a mistake on the exam paper||Communicate with any person during the exam, other than the invigilator|
|Raise your hand and wait for an invigilator if you need to leave the room, e.g. in case of illness||Leave the room unless permitted by the invigilator|
The end of the examination
|Listen carefully to the announcements made by the invigilator as they may also announce restrictions on removal of question papers.||Remove any paper from the exam room with the exception of the question paper (where allowed)|
|Place all rough notes in the bins by the exit||Leave your desk in an untidy state|