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georgina burchell

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exam regulations: make sure you know the rules

Exam season is just around the corner and I'd like to wish everyone taking exams the best of luck. If this is your first time taking an exam at UEA, there are regulations that you should know about to make sure you don't fall foul of the exam conduct rules.  

To ensure that exams are fair for everyone, cheating rules at UEA are very strict. You must not take any electronic devices into the exam room – including phones, smart watches and audio equipment.  It's also important to remember that communicating with anyone apart from the invigilator in the exam room is considered cheating and this rule comes into place from the moment you enter the room. Taking notes, books and bags into an exam is also prohibited. For more information and exceptions to the rules, see the guidance put together by Advice(su) here.

If you are ill on the day of an exam you should see your GP or the University Medical Centre or, if you are too ill to see them, inform them you are unwell. An Extenuating Circumstances report with medical evidence must then be submitted within 48 hours of your missed exam.  

Advice(su) are available to offer support if you've had problems in an exam or have been interviewed for an alleged disciplinary offence. Their experienced Advice Workers can tell you what is likely to happen next and advise you about what best to do.   

The University also have a section on the portal detailing exam conduct rules, which you can read here.

Make sure you take a look at the rules if you're preparing for an exam this year and, finally, don't forget to take your campus card on the day! Good luck! 


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