Exam Essentials

 

Your examination timetable is available for you to view on the Student Portal: portal.lancaster.ac.uk It is your responsibility to find out the time and place of your exams and to get yourself there at the right time.

Restricted items

  • NO DIGITAL DEVICES without permission

  • NO DICTIONARIES without permission

  • NO NOTES OR PAPER

  • NO WATCHES

Things to take with you

  • YOUR UNIVERSITY CARD AS ID

  • CLEAR WATER BOTTLE

  • CLEAR PENCIL CASE

EXAMINATION PROCEDURES

• Arrive 20 minutes before the exam and expect to be admitted into the room 10-15 minutes before the start.

• Bring your University card with you (as ID) and place this on the corner of your exam desk.

• Pens or pencils must either be carried in your hand or in a clear pencil case/clear bag.

• You cannot bring your own paper or notes into the examination.

• Strictly no mobile phone allowed in the examination.

• Calculators are only permitted with permission from your department.

• Dictionaries are not allowed in exams without a letter of authorisation from your department.

• You can bring a clear bottle of water with no label.

• Travel light: You will be expected to leave your bag/possessions outside or at the back of the room so bring as little as possible with you.

DURING THE EXAMINATION

• You cannot enter the exam hall after 30 minutes of the start of an examination.

• You cannot leave the room in the first 30 minutes or the last 15 minutes of the exam.

• You must maintain silence at all times in exams, including entering and leaving the venue.

• If wish to leave the hall you must seek permission from and be accompanied by an invigilator.

• You cannot attempt to communicate with anyone else in the exam apart from the invigilator.

• It is an academic offence to be in possession of a mobile phone in an exam, even if it is switched off – leave it switched off in your bag or don’t bring it at all.

• If you are suspected of cheating you will be given support by your students union immediately after the exam – the procedures will be clearly explained to you.

• If you are in any doubt about what you can or can’t do ask an invigilator.

AT THE END OF THE EXAMINATION

• Follow the instructions on the front of your booklet to label and anonymise your work.

• Stay in your seat while booklets are collected and until the invigilators tell you to leave.

• You cannot remove any written material from the exam.

ABSENCE & ILLNESS

• If you fail to turn up for an exam you will be awarded a zero.

• If you miss an exam because of illness or other grave cause, you must:

• Immediately notify the relevant people of your absence.

• Consult your doctor (or relevant professional) straight away and arrange for a medical certificate to reach the Student Registry within 48 hours of the exam.

• Self-certification forms will not be accepted.

• If you sit your examination but feel that your performance was impaired because of illness or other grave cause, you must provide evidence to your department immediately to be considered by the board of examiners.

There's more information on the university website.