1. Students may enter an examination room only when instructed to do so by an invigilator. It is advised that all students are seated 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the examination.
2. Students are under examination conditions as soon as they enter the examination room and must not communicate with anyone but an invigilator while in the examination room, including before and after an examination.
3. Students are not permitted to open the examination paper or make any notes until instructed to do so by an invigilator.
4. Students arriving late, i.e. once the examination has begun, will be granted admission into the examination room up to one hour after the start time of the examination. Students arriving more than one hour after the start time of the examination will not be allowed entry regardless of the circumstances for the late arrival.
5. Students granted late admission into the examination room will not be entitled to extra time to compensate for any time lost due to arriving late.
6. Students are not permitted to leave the examination room in the first hour or the last 15 minutes of an examination. Students may only leave an examination once the necessary attendance and identification checks have been completed, which may be after the scheduled end time for the examination.
7. Students who wish to attract the attention of an invigilator should raise their hand. Students may not leave their seats without permission.
8. Students are permitted only the following items at the examination desk:
- Brookes student card as identification. The ‘Valid Until’ date must not be earlier than the date of the examination;
- Writing implements, either loose or in a clear plastic pencil case;
- One clear bottle of still water, with the label removed;
- Materials which are stated on the front page of the examination paper;
- Medication which has been approved by the Head of Examinations or nominee;
- Container of personal items placed under the examination desk.
All other items and materials are unauthorised and are not permitted at the examination desk or on or about the student’s person
9. A container is provided at each examination desk for personal items. This container must be placed under the examination desk and students are not permitted to remove any items until their examination script has been collected and they are instructed they may do so by an invigilator.
10. Students bringing electronic devices into the examination room must ensure that alarms are cancelled and the device is switched off. An electronic device which activates in the examination room is considered to be causing a disturbance
11. Bags and coats must be left in the designated area of the examination room. The University accepts no responsibility for the safe-keeping of items deposited in the designated areas.
12. The possession of unauthorised items and/or materials at or about an examination desk or on or about the person is regarded as an act preparatory to an attempt to cheat. Students found with unauthorised items or materials on or about the examination desk or their person will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the University’s Student Disciplinary Procedure. Any unauthorised items or materials may be retained by the University at its discretion. The same consequences will follow for anyone found using any form of cheating or attempting to cheat or assisting someone else to cheat in examinations.
13. Students who have a medical condition which may require them to leave the examination room during an examination must contact the Head of Examinations before the examination.
14. Students whose examination involves arithmetical calculation that requires the use of electronic calculators will have a University approved calculator placed on the examination desk by the invigilator before the start of the examination. Students must not use any other calculator in the examination, unless instructions state otherwise. A watch or other device capable of operating as a calculator counts as an unauthorised calculator for the purpose of this regulation.
15. Language dictionaries are not allowed in an examination room.
16. Students must sit only at the desk on which there is a card showing their name, and leave it visible throughout the examination.
17. Students must write their name and student number and any other information requested on every answer book. At the end of the examination, before handing the answer book(s) to the invigilator, students must fold and seal the section containing their name and student number.
18. Scrap paper is not permitted unless specified in the examination rubric. All rough work should be written in the answer book and crossed through. Supplementary answer sheets, even if they contain rough work only, should be attached to the back of the main answer book.
19. Answer books, used or unused, must not be removed from the examination room. Students must not damage or deface any paper or material supplied.
20. Students should write in ink or use a ballpoint pen, other than when completing a multiple choice answer sheet or when the instructions state otherwise.
21. xcept with the permission of the invigilator, students must not communicate with anyone but an invigilator while the examination is in progress.
22. Students must not leave the examination room and re-enter, except in an emergency and with the permission of an invigilator. A student who has to leave the room in an emergency will not normally be allowed to re-enter and continue unless it has been possible to obtain an escort.
23. Electronic and smart devices, and their accessories, are not permitted on the student or on the exam desk under any circumstances. These items must be left in the belongings area or sealed inside the valuables container at the desk. Students who have any such items on their person or on their desk will be subject to disciplinary action. Any item suspected to be a smart device is subject to inspection and confiscation by the invigilator. This includes but is not limited to pens, glasses, wristbands and wearable items
24. Students may not wear any watch or monitor while they are in the exam room. Analogue or simple digital watches may be placed in the clear plastic bag provided on the exam desk and left visible on the desk to be used for timekeeping. The watch must not have any smart capabilities such as a calculator, wireless connectivity or memory bank.