Student conduct

Conduct incidents

Common breaches of the exam rules include:

  • Disturbances - mobile phones/smart devices going off will result in a fine.
  • Unauthorised item(s) on desk - confiscated during the exam (see 'What you will need').
  • Unauthorised item(s) on person - usually discovered and confiscated during toilet breaks.
  • Writing on hands - this will be photographed by the Exams Team.
  • Writing before the start time or after the end time - your page will be marked at the time this was witnessed. 

Conduct investigations

  • A conduct investigation can take place for a number of reasons, including writing before the start time or after the end time of an exam, or having unauthorised items such as notes on the desk or about your person. Your grades may be impacted if you are found to have breached the conduct regulations.
  • Students are invited to a conduct interview through their Brookes email.
  • Once the investigation has been concluded, students are emailed with the outcome.


  • Disturbances and forbidden items usually result in a fine.
  • Costs - First offence £50. Subsequent offences increase by £50 per offence.

Contact the Exams Team or Student Investigation and Resolution Team for further assistance.