Study and Exam Regulations

 

Examinations Regulations

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    • Students should be present fifteen minutes before the commencement time of an examination but should not enter the Examination Hall until requested to do so by the Invigilator.
    • No student may leave the examination during the first hour.

Conduct During Examinations

    • Smoking is not permitted. No food or drink is permitted in the Examination Hall. Students are not permitted to have any items on their desk, other than items which have been expressly approved for use during the examination.
    • Each student will sit at the desk indicated by the Invigilator or indicated on the notice at the faculty. Students must not turn over the examination paper on the desk until requested to do so by the Invigilator.
    • Students must leave their current student identity cards visible on their desks for the purpose of checking, without undue disturbance, after the start of the examination. Students must have a current student identity card at all examinations. Students failing to produce a current student identity card will be subject to an audit check.
    • The Invigilator will advise all students how to complete answer sheet. Students are requested to read the instructions at the head of the question paper before starting work.
    • Students may not use dictionaries and other reference books or notes unless expressly approved by the invigilator or lecturers. A list of such approved texts will be advised in advance.
    • It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that he/she has an adequate supply of pens, pencils, ink, etc., required for an examination. The borrowing of such materials will not be permitted during an examination. Students may not bring blank paper into the examination hall. All paper will be supplied by the Invigilators.
    • Students are not permitted to use mobile phones or any electronic device during the examination. This includes, but is not limited to any electronic device capable of wireless communication and/or storing information (e.g., translator, cell phone, pager, PDA, MP3 units, iPods, etc).
    • If, after reading the question paper, a student wishes to withdraw from the examination, he/she will not be allowed to do so until one hour after the start of the examination.
    • Students wishing to leave the examination room temporarily may not do so unless accompanied by an Invigilator. In any event, no person may enter or leave the examination room without the Invigilator's permission.
    • A student must not, on any pretext what so ever, speak to or have any communication with any other student; such communications will be regarded as a breach of the Examinations Regulations. If a student needs to ask a question or obtain an extra answer booklet, he/she should raise his/her hand and one of the Invigilators will attend to him/her.

Absence from an Examination

    • If a student is absent from the examination, a detailed explanation must be submitted to the faculty immediately, together with a medical certificate if the absence was due to illness. Details of all such absences shall be reported immediately to the faculty, subject coordinator, and lecturer.

Illness During an Examination

    • A distressed or ill student may be permitted to leave the examination room temporarily during an examination, accompanied by an Invigilator, and subsequently return to complete the examination, provided the continuity and quality of supervision is not affected. The Senior Invigilator may, following consultation with the faculty, and lecturer if necessary, give a time extension to such a candidate at the end of the examination equal to the period of absence, or arrange for such a candidate to complete the examination in a separate room under separate supervision.

Extenuating Circumstances

    • In respect of his/her performance in any examination or part of an examination (including deferred examinations), each student shall bring any extenuating circumstances which may have affected his/her performance to the attention of the examinations committee. Your circumstances will be treated in the strictest confidence. Information about your circumstances will only ever be communicated to other lecturers. Extenuating Circumstances must be submitted (Form 30) to the Examinations Office seven days prior to the relevant Progression and Award Board meeting. That Office shall inform the Progression and Award Board which will consider them in arriving at a decision on that candidate. Candidates should note that failure to notify the Board of extenuating circumstances which could have been brought to the attention of the Board prior to the Board reaching its decision may prejudice any subsequent appeal.  

Breaches of Examination Regulations

    • A candidate who is found to have unauthorized materials in his/her possession in the Examinations Hall shall be deemed to be in breach of the Examination Regulations. Any written or printed materials not written on official answer books or electronic devices containing text shall be considered to be unauthorized materials.
    • The unauthorized materials, together with the candidate's student identity card, shall be removed and retained by the Invigilator who shall make a written report to the Registry. The Registry will report the matter to the Disciplinary Committee. The candidate shall be allowed to complete the examination.
    • The same procedure will be followed where a candidate or candidates is/are considered by the Invigilator to have copied or to have attempted to copy any material from each other.
    • Each candidate alleged to be in breach of the Examination Regulations shall be referred to the Disciplinary Committee in advance of the relevant Progression and Award Board meeting and a report from the Disciplinary Committee shall be placed before the Board. The report shall include the decision of the Disciplinary Committee which shall be implemented in full by the Progression and Awards Board.
    • In the event that it is impossible to arrange a meeting of the Disciplinary Committee before the Progression and Award Board meeting, the candidate's result shall be deferred until a Disciplinary Committee meeting has heard the case and made its decision.
    • A candidate found to be in breach of Examination Regulations may have all written examinations of that diet declared void. Such candidates may not be permitted to present for that diet of examinations until one year has elapsed.
    • Any candidate disqualified because of infringement of Examination Regulations might not subsequently be eligible for consideration for an award with honors, credit or distinction.
    • Other forms of assessment undertaken in that academic year may also be declared void if this is considered appropriate or necessary.
    • In addition to its recommendation(s) to the Progression and Award Board, the disciplinary Committee may, at its discretion, impose other sanctions.

 

 

 

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