Exam Irregularities: What Are They?

Exam season can be very stressful and students often feel lots of pressure during this time of the academic year.

Revision and exam preparation does not come easy for everyone, and sitting a formal examination can seem very daunting, especially if you feel underprepared and are worried about the outcome.

No matter how tempting it might be to have a sneaky look at prohibited materials or devices during an exam, please do not fall for temptation by doing this.Picture of an exam paper

We can assure you that there is support available to you and you are encouraged to access the official support services provided, rather than risking a serious penalty by trying to get an unfair advantage in exams though the use of unauthorised materials.

Failure to comply with the University’s formal examination rules could result in sanctions that could affect the outcome of your degree. So please, do not commit an exam irregularity. Learn more about what counts as an irregularity.

Guild Advice have also compiled a handy document all about Exam irregularities and how to avoid them, which you can read online.

Remember, if you need advice or support when it comes to your assessments, Guild Advice are here to help. You can get in touch with the Advice Team via their online form.


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