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Exams

Familiarise yourself with the instructions, processes and expectations governing in-semester tests and end of semester exams.

Overview

Exam ready program 

The Library has launched the Exam Ready Program to help support you during the exam period. The program allows you to sign up for sessions to help manage exam stress, access online resources to help you sit exams, get wellbeing tips, speak with the Library's Peer Learning Advisors and more. Check out the full program and register now.

Preparing for online exams

To keep students safe and minimise disruption to studies, we continue to schedule all our tests and exams online. If you have an in-semester test or end of semester exam scheduled you will complete it through Canvas either as a take-home quiz or assignment, an open-book exam, or under supervised conditions using an online platform called ProctorU.

When exam timetables are released, your timetable will include details on the type of exams you will be sitting. You should refer to the Canvas site for each of your units for more details on what format the exams or assignments will be in.

Types of exams

Your unit of study outlines include information on the types of assessment you will need to complete for your unit.

  • Live+ (ProctorU) (Type A)
  • Record+ (ProctorU) (Type B)
  • Open book (Type C)
  • Take-home short release (Type D) – short take home exam up to three hours duration
  • Take-home long release (Type E) – long take home exam, usually completed over 1-2 days

Booking a spot on campus

If you do not have adequate space or technology to sit your exam off campus, we have a limited number of spots available for students to book to sit their exam on campus on a University computer. As these are so limited, please do not book a spot on campus if you can arrange an alternative solution. On campus bookings for Semester 1 exams open at 9am on Wednesday 4 May.

If you have an open book exam you can book a space in the Library. Headphones are required if you sit an exam in a library space.

If you are registered with Inclusion and Disability Services and have exam adjustments in place for an exam e.g. extra time, a scribe, specific furniture or software, you should submit an online enquiry, making sure you reference 'on-campus registration' in the 'What is your enquiry about' field. The Exams office will then be in touch to make the appropriate arrangements for you.

If you wish to sit an open-book exam on campus even though you don't have any relevant adjustments requiring you to do so, you should follow the process to book a space in the Library.

If you are unable to come on to campus but you feel your technology will prevent you from completing an exam online, you can apply for Special consideration.

Adjustments for online exams

Inclusion and Disability Services helps students who have a disability to access reasonable adjustments for exams. They can also help students who have a temporary condition or injury and require adjustments for their exam. Find out about registering with Inclusion and Disability Services.

Common adjustments converted for online delivery are outlined here. The Inclusion and Disability Services team are actively working on more complex cases not covered by common adjustments.

If you have a condition or circumstance that will affect you taking your exam in the short-term, just for a day, a week, or a few months, you may be able to apply for Special consideration.

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Last updated: 17 June 2022

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