Listen to all announcements given before your examination begins and comply with all invigilator requests.
- Bring any books, notes, papers, instruments or materials of any description into the examination hall unless you have permission to do so (e.g. a statute book on a permitted materials list).
- Bring your phone. All types of handset (smartphones or more basic models) are prohibited and must be deposited with invigilators before taking your seat.
- Bring any electronic devices, including smartwatches, fitness bands or music players.
- Keep anything in your pockets.
- Bring any food or drink, other than a bottle of water in a clear container.
- Communicate with any other student during the examination (includes talking, signalling or passing information).
- Use scrap paper or write on your admission notice. You must write only in your answer script. Any rough work should be crossed through before submitting.
Following these will assist with the smooth running of examination sessions and helps to ensure that no student can hold an advantage over another.
We investigate between hundreds of alleged examination hall offences on average in each academic year.
These include carrying mobile phones during the examination, accessing information on a smartwatch, being in possession of unauthorised notes, and accessing prohibited materials during toilet breaks.
Some students have hidden annotations between the printed text of their permitted statute books. Some have glued pages together to conceal notes or concealed essay-style information between the pages of the book.
Invigilators are aware of these methods of cheating and conduct detailed checks before and during each examination.
You are also advised not to rely on memorising model answers from the study guide, past exam papers or elsewhere.
Rote learning, as this is known, is unlikely to answer the question well and could lead to an allegation of assessment offence if an examiner believes that the work is not your own.