What time should I arrive at my exam?
Students should arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of their exam.
What happens if i arrive late?
If you arrive late, you will not be given extra time. You will be allowed to write the exam if you arrive earlier than 50% of the duration of the exam. (For a 3 hour exam 1 hour and 30 minutes is acceptable and for an hour, 30 minutes is acceptable). Should you arrive later than the acceptable times stated, you are required to approach your School or Faculty directly who will advise you.
What should I do once I arrive at the exam venue?
Check that your name is on the seating plan which will be posted on a Notice Board at the entrance of the examination venue and make a note of your seat number before entering the venue. Seats will be numbered.
My name is not on the seating plan. What should I do?
Students’ whose names do not appear on the seating plan will still be allowed into an exam venue to write the exam. Speak to a Chief Invigilator/Invigilator who will note your name on their register and assign you to a seat. The Faculty or School will confirm your registration.
What items can I take into an examination venue?
- You must take your student card with you to all your examination sittings.
- You are only permitted to take items as stipulated on the question paper, with you e.g. calculator, pens etc.
- You are not allowed to bring your bag into the venue. Cellular phones, car keys, wallets must be place in a clear plastic bag placed at your feet. The University will not be held responsible for the loss of such articles.
What do I do if I need to use the toilet?
Raise your hand and inform the Invigilator. It is University policy that an Invigilator accompanies you to the toilet.
Can I leave the exam venue once I’ve completed my exam?
You cannot leave the exam room in the first 60 minutes or the final 30 minutes of the exam unless you feel unwell.
What should I do if I feel unwell during an examination?
If you feel unwell raise your hand and an Invigilator will attend to you.
What should I do if the fire alarm goes off during the exam?
Follow the Invigilators instructions and remember that you are still under exam conditions.
What should I do if I notice anything ‘out of the ordinary’ in the exam venue/while writing my examination?
If something unusual happens and you feel it has affected your performance then notify an Invigilator of the occurrence. They will report it to the Chief/Senior Invigilator who will follow due process in such instances.