Exams are a stressful time of the semester, and it’s easy to forget the basics amongst all the cramming! Make sure you’re organised with:
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.
Taking unauthorised materials into an exam can result in you not receiving a mark for the exam. Save yourself the trouble of being penalised for academic misconduct by knowing what you can and can’t take in with you:
You CAN take:
- Your campus card (REQUIRED)
- Clear pencil case or plastic bag (containing only items required for the exam, such as pens, pencils, erasers and rulers)
- Clear bottle of water (labels removed)
- A calculator if required (with an Approved sticker obtained from Student Administration, your Faculty office or the Co-op)
- Your mobile phone (you must switch it off before entering the venue and leave it under your desk for the duration of the exam)
- Pharmacy medications and other items in accordance with alternative exam arrangements
- In the case of open book exams, additional items as indicated by your lecturer
You CANNOT take:
- Textbooks, course notes, diaries, dictionaries or other study materials (unless the exam is open book)
- Laptops, tablets, audio equipment or smart watches
- Notes of any kind, including those written on rulers, calculators or calculator covers, on your body or anywhere else
- Blank paper
- Any other item or material that may cause disruption or provide you with an unfair advantage.
Time & location of your exam
There may have been some last minute changes to the exam time or location – always triple check your personal exam timetable on student Connect. 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 make sure you find it in advance on the campus map.
If you’re late to an exam
If you arrive less than 30 minutes late, you will be still be allowed 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 and seek advice.
If you become sick during an exam
Stay seated and raise your hand to get an Invigilator’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 (next to Oak Lawn) or phone 6488 3235 and select the exams option from the menu.
You can also find answers to frequently asked questions on askUWA.