It’s a stressful time of the semester and it’s easy to overlook some basic things in preparation for exams. Read the below carefully to make sure you’re prepared…
You must display your UWA student card on your desk for the duration of the exam. If you’ve lost it, visit Student Central for a replacement as soon as possible.
Student cards cost $15 (excluding GST). Student Central’s opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm. They are also open on Saturdays from 8.30am to 4.30pm during standard semester exam periods.
If you are found with a piece of paper with some notes on it this can be classed as unauthorised material and can result in a zero for the exam! Please familiarise yourself with the do and don’ts below and save yourself the trouble of being penalised for academic misconduct.
There may have been some last minute changes to the exam time or location – always triple check your personal exam timetable on studentConnect. If you miss your exam due to misreading your timetable you will NOT be given special consideration. Allow plenty of time for travel/parking and if you’re not familiar with the venue, find it in advance on the campus map.
If you arrive less than 30 minutes late, you will be permitted to take the exam (but will not be granted extra time). If you arrive more than 30 minutes late, you should go to Student Central immediately.
Stay seated and raise your hand to get a supervisor’s attention. They will take you to the University Medical Centre, where a medical practitioner can assist with your application for special consideration.
During examination periods, Student Administration is open from 8.30am to 5pm weekdays plus 8.30am to 4.30pm Saturdays to help you with any exam related enquiries. You can visit them in Student Central or phone 6488 3235 and select the exams option from the menu.
You can also find answers to frequently asked questions on askUWA.
If you’re unable to sit an exam or you believe your exam performance was significantly impacted due to factors outside your control you may be eligible to seek an opportunity to re-sit by applying for special consideration. You only have three working days after the date of the exam to apply!
If you are dissatisfied with a decision regarding examinations you may request a review of that decision.
Contact Student Assist if you’d like advice or assistance on these procedures.