Exams can be a major component of your academic career. We want to make sure that nothing stands in the way of your performance during this hectic time. Here are some things to know:
Rules and Regulations
Students can get into trouble during exams by accidentally breaching exam regulations so understanding the rules the UEA sets out for taking exams at the University is a good place to start.
If you are alleged to have committed an offence during your exam, the exam paper, any perceived offending material and your campus card will be taken from you; you will be interviewed after the exam. Evidence and materials will be reviewed by a committee before making a decision on any disciplinary action. If you need advice, please contact the Students’ Union and your Adviser.
Preparing and Sitting Your Exam
If you have informed Student Services and LTS that you require assessment adjustments, these are taken into account when scheduling your exams. Once Student Services have approved your request, the Assessment and Quality Office (AQO) will contact you with information on your individual arrangements.
If you have any further queries about individual arrangements and concessions, contact the Assessment Office by email here firstname.lastname@example.org
While the University strives to create a favourable environment for exams, and the maintenance of such is part of the invigilation role, it may not be possible or reasonable for total silence to be observed at all times. Other University undertakings (eg teaching, student activities, grounds keeping and commercial business such as deliveries) must necessarily continue in proximity to exams in some cases. Exam candidates may also experience minor noise-related disturbances due to weather (eg noise of rain on the roof) or issues within the building/room (eg the door of the exam room opening and closing as students enter and leave; the noise generated by typing and printing in PC rooms).
The Invigilator should note on their report if any complaints about such issues are raised by students, but should not be expected to be able to control such factors.
After your exam
For further general questions about exams, contact your Hub.
Scheduling of exams
Exams at the University occur all year round; here are the key dates for 2019-20.
The University issues the dates of the examination period at the beginning of the academic year so that you can ensure that you will be free throughout the examination period and to plan your revision. For further information, see the Guide to How We Schedule Exams.
If you have informed us that you require individual arrangements for your exams, these are also taken into account in scheduling your exams. If you have requested an individual arrangement, you may get an email which tells you your arrangements are 'to be announced', this is because you will get another email at a later stage informing you of your individual exam arrangements such as a different location where you will sit your exam.
You can contact the Assessment Office by email here email@example.com