Semester 2 exams begin next week. Preparing for the practical side of exams is important, the following checklist will help make your exams as smooth and calm as possible.To do in advance
your examination timetable
, seat numbers
and locations well in advance – don’t leave it to the day of your exam.
Check your calculator
is an approved model. Please consult the policy
if in any doubt. Students should be aware that the make and model details of all calculators (approved or not) used by candidates in examinations are now provided to examiners.
If you have an exam clash
and haven’t received an email about your arrangements, contact the Examination Office
the ‘rules to be observed by candidates for examinations
.’ Note that if your exam is temporarily interrupted (for example, in the case of a fire alarm evacuation), you cannot talk to or make contact with other candidates, use your phone or consult your study materials. To do on the day
Don’t forget your student ID card.
(or some other form of photo ID). You may not be permitted to sit your examination without it.
Before leaving home, double check you have all the materials or equipment you need
to complete your exams. Pack extra pens and extra pencils for multiple-choice exams. Arrive on time.
You may not enter an examination room once 30 minutes of writing time has elapsed. If you are late on the day you will not be permitted to sit the exam and supervisors will direct you to your examiner to make alternative arrangements. Please enter and leave exam venues as quietly as possible
so as not to disturb candidates in other rooms. Do not attend your exams if you are ill.
If you feel sick on the day of an exam, you should be aware that while the University Health Service will still treat emergency cases, there is no longer a ‘sick room’ for students to continue examinations already commenced. You should see your own doctor as soon as possible and apply through your faculty office for Special Consideration
. Leave your valuables at home.
If they cannot be left at home, keep them on your person or under your desk during exams. In the past, there have been incidents of theft from bags left outside exam rooms. Students who have had items stolen from bags while sitting exams should call the Security Service on 9351 3333 immediately and, if possible, alert the presiding supervisor of their exam room. The University’s Security Service may notify the police of any theft.
Students should be aware that in addition to any action taken by the police against any student found to have stolen (or attempting to steal) the property of other students, the University may assess such conduct as misconduct in accordance with Chapter 8 of the University of Sydney By-law
and take appropriate action against the student which may include expulsion, suspension or a severe reprimand.