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Permitted items in exam venues

Before you start the exam, you will be instructed to place your personal items and electrical devices (including mobile phones and smart watches) in a large plastic bag provided, sealing it and placing it under your chair. Analogue and digital watches should be placed in the small plastic bag provided and placed at the top-right corner of your desk.

Required Items
  • Student ID Card
  • Writing implements (i.e., pens, rulers etc.)
Permitted Items
  • One clear container of still water. Bottles should have labels removed. Carbonated drinks are not permitted
  • Materials specified on the front of the examination paper
  • Mobile phones (to be switched off and stored in the plastic bag provided and placed under your chair)
  • Smart watches (to be switched off and stored in the plastic bag provided and placed under your chair)
  • Personal items (i.e., wallets, purses, keys and electronic storage and retrieval devices, to be switched off and all items to be stored in the plastic bag provided and placed under your chair)
  • Approved calculators, where exam papers permit calculator use. For more information on the use of calculators, please contact your academic department
  • One bilingual dictionary. Students who are permitted* to use bilingual dictionaries must ensure the dictionary is approved and stamped by their academic department. An invigilator will inspect the dictionary to ensure it has been approved and stamped. Any dictionary not approved and stamped will be removed.

*Dictionaries are not permitted in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, including the Language Centre (examinations with code prefix LL, FR, GE, HP, IT) unless expressly permitted by the rubric of the individual examination paper. Bilingual dictionaries are permitted in examinations for cultural modules only.

Bags in Examination Rooms

Students must not take any bags, cases or backpacks into examination rooms and are strongly advised to avoid bringing bags to exam venues. There are limited and unsecured facilities offered for the storage of bags across all examination venues, and we remind students that personal property is left at students' own risk.