You should know some basic information and rules before sitting your first exam. Click on the bullet points below to read summaries of this information and rules.
DO NOT bring valuables into your exam as the University is not liable for them – the designated area is not supervised. If you have any questions on the day please ask an invigilator.
During the exam you must remain silent and seated and follow all instructions given to you by invigilators. You cannot leave the exam room during the first 60 minutes or final 30 minutes of the exam, unless you are unwell. If you feel unwell, raise your hand for an invigilator.
If the fire alarm goes off follow the Invigilation Supervisor’s instructions and remember that you are still under exam conditions.
You may occasionally experience personal circumstances such as illness, bereavement etc which can seriously disrupt your ability to study or affect your performance in assessment or examination. These are known within the University as Extenuating Circumstances.
A leaflet, together with an Extenuating Circumstances Report form, is available at: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/regis/sfs/studentcases/extenuatingcircumstances.html and on the right hand side of this page.
Very occasionally some students will need to report circumstances that occur in an examination venue. In addition to completing an Extenuating Circumstances Report form, the matter should be reported to one of the invigilators who will then report the matter to the Chair of the Examining Board for appropriate action.
If you want to know about all exam rules in detail you can read the Academic Regulations, 1.10 Assessment Regulations for Taught Programmes.