Guidelines for Examination Candidates 2009/10
For exam room information, please check Blackboard. Last minute room
changes will be displayed outside 2B03 (Glenside Campus) and the
whiteboard (Swindon and Hartpury)
To all candidates:
Read Academic Regulation F14: Invigilation of Examinations (including
Instructions to Examination Candidates) of the Academic Regulations and
Procedures 2009/10: http://acreg.uwe.ac.uk/rf.asp
Lack of familiarity with academic regulations does not constitute grounds
Bring your student ID card with you to every examination. You will be required to
write your Student Registration Number (which can be found on your student ID
Card) on the examination booklet. You must produce your student ID Card on
arrival and display it on your desk. Only in exceptional circumstances will
students without their ID cards be permitted to enter the examination room and
only if they are able to provide some other form of identity.
Arrive for each exam in good time, at least 20 minutes before the start of the
Sign the Attendance Register - this is very important.
Remember to bring an HB pencil and eraser to any multi-choice tests.
Switch off your mobile phone, pager or digital watch. These should not be left on
the desk and should be stored away for the duration of the exam.
Pay attention to the invigilators’ instructions which will be given at the start of
You must NOT
bring a lot of personal belongings with you as the space in examination rooms is
limited; you will be asked to leave your personal belongings either at the front or at
the back of the examination room.
take food or drink into the examination room, with the exception of drinks with
a closeable top and sweets.
under any circumstances leave your seat unless instructed to do so by the
invigilator; if you wish to leave early raise your hand and the invigilator will collect
your script first.
use at your desk any book, manuscript, calculator, personal computer, electronic
organiser, radio, music player or any other aid which is not specifically stated in
the rubric of the examination paper.
remove any examination answer paper even those that are blank or have rough
notes; you will normally be allowed to keep the question paper: if not, it will
indicate this on the front page of your Examination Question Paper.
expect to leave the examination room for any reason, including smoking breaks.
The only exception would be to visit the toilet or in case of ill health. If you must
leave the room please raise your hand and the invigilator will escort you from the