Studywise - Exam Rules

It's important when doing your exams that you know exactly what is expected of you in the examination hall. In this section, we're breaking down the university's rules on exam conduct, so that you're clued up and ready to succeed. 

Exam Timetables

Know when your exams are! You will be able to find the most up to date versions of your exam schedule on the university website. Keep checking this regularly just to make sure that you know exactly where and when your exams are taking place.


If you notice that you have two examinations timetabled at the same time, contact the Examinations office by telephoning 020 8231 2641 immediately.

What do I need for my exams?

Your Student ID card 

This is a requirement for you to sit your exams, so the university can varify that it's you taking your exams.

If you've lost your Student ID, the university will accept passports, photo driving licence. If you have no means of ID, then you must request an examination pass from your School Office to enable you to sit your examinations – Remember, this will take longer, so you’ll have to allow for this before going to your exam.


What do I do with my stuff?

It's almost summer, so hopefully you wont need them, but all students are asked to keep coats, scarves, hats, and any other outdoor wear (except where exemption applies for religious reasons) away during exams.

Before the exam starts, you will be shown a designated area to store these items. It's really important that you put all of your belongings in this area, as being caught with them could result in you being taken to a university Academic Offences Hearing, and you could be asked to re-do the exam, with a capped mark. 

Under no circumstances are you allowed to have Mobile phones, earphones, MP3 players, iPads, iPods, tablets, recording devices or any other electronic equipment  on you, (this includes in your pockets) during exams. Failure to stick to this rule will result in a university Academic Offences Hearing.

When can I leave?

Students are not allowed the leave the room during the first 30 minutes or last 15 minutes of the exam except in the case of illness.

If after the first 30 minutes of the exam you need to use the loo, will be able to do so under supervision of the chief invigilator or exams assistant. If you need the loo you should remain at their desk and raise your hand.

If you finish your work you are able to leave the exam room at any time after the first 30 minutes and up to 15 minutes before the end of the exam once you’ve handed in your question paper and exam answer book. Once you’ve left, you WILL NOT be allowed to go back into the exam hall.


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