The following items are allowed to be brought to an on-campus exam. These guidelines apply in all on-campus exam venues at all UOW campuses in Australia.
You should bring any stationery needed for your exam. Remember to bring a 2B pencil and an eraser for completing multiple choice answer sheets.
You cannot borrow stationery from exam supervisors. Once the exam has started you are not allowed to borrow stationery from other students. Conversing with students in order to arrange stationery will be considered a breach of the exam rules.
You may bring water to your exams.
- it must be cold or room temperature (no hot water)
- in a clear (i.e. see-through) plastic bottle with a lid
- labels must be removed
The only food item permitted in an exam venue is lollies (sweets).
- wrappers must be removed
- lollies must be contained in a clear zip-lock bag
Hats and head coverings
You may wear hats and other head coverings during the exam. However, these items must be inspected by an exam supervisor before the exam starts.
If you are wearing clothing of any kind that obscures your face or your ears, you may be asked to remove that clothing for inspection. This will be done in private with an exam supervisor of the same gender. It is your responsibility to make sure you allow enough time to do this before your exam starts.
As per current health guidelines, face masks are not compulsory in exam venues but are optional for those who wish to wear one - as long as it does not inhibit your ability to undertake any part of the exam. You will be asked to temporarily remove your mask upon entry to the exam venue to perform an ID check.
Items permitted for specific exams
You may be permitted to use additional aids for a specific exam, for example, textbooks or notes may be permitted. You will be able to check this on your personalised timetable on SOLS when the final timetable is released.
On your subject outline and exam timetable, you will be able to see whether you are permitted to have any notations, markings, underlines, highlights and tabs on these additional aids. If they have not specified whether these notations are permitted then it is assumed that you will be able to have them.
You may use UOW library books instead of your own copies of texts unless your subject coordinator has said on the subject outline and exam timetable that this is not permitted.
UOW approved calculators
If you are sitting an exam held on campus, you must ensure that your calculator is an approved model. Please refer to our calculators page to ensure that your model meets the required criteria.
Items permitted under your exam desk
The following items are permitted to be taken into the exam venue but they must be placed in a clear zip-lock bag no larger than A4 size and stored under your desk.
- Valuables - purses, wallets, keys, fitness devices, watches (including analogue and digital) and glasses cases
- Small electronic devices including but not limited to tablets (e.g. iPads), MP3 players, handheld computers, electronic dictionaries and smartwatches and all other electronic devices worn on wrists
- Mobile phones (must be turned OFF - not just on silent, vibrate, or airplane mode)
Note: All electronic devices are to be powered off.
Electronic devices detected on desks, in your pocket or otherwise in your possession will be confiscated and the matter treated as academic misconduct.