Familiarise yourself with the instructions, processes and expectations governing end-of-semester exams.
Most examinations take place directly after StuVac (study vacation week). However some lecturers run exams during semester, or they issue a take-home or online exam.
You need to be available throughout the end-of-semester formal examination period:
Read your unit of study guide thoroughly at the start of semester to make sure you’re aware of when you need to be ready for exams.
We provide you with a personalised timetable for all formal, end-of-semester exams.
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Your timetable will include the time and duration, venue, building and room number of your exam.
If you don’t get a timetable, or if any of the details on your timetable don’t match your enrolment, email us at email@example.com
Seat numbers are no longer displayed on the exam timetable. Your seat number will be listed outside the exam room before the exam. Make sure you arrive with enough time to check your seat allocation. If you don’t see your name, speak to a supervisor.
Sometimes two or more exams will be scheduled at the same time. If this happens, you’ll receive an email from the Examinations Office letting you know what arrangements have been made. In most cases, both exams will still be scheduled for the same day.
Typically, you will need to sit one exam in the morning and the other in the afternoon, with a minimum 40-minute break in between.
If you have three exams clashing, you'll need to sit two of them in one day, and the third the following day.
If you have an exam timetable clash and have not heard from the Examinations Office by two weeks before the formal exam period, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a clash of exam-based assessments during semester, you should discuss alternative arrangements with your unit of study coordinator.
Disability Services helps students who have a disability to access reasonable adjustments for exams. Find out about registering with Disability Services.
If you have a serious illness, injury or circumstances arise that affect your ability to attend or complete an exam, you may have grounds to apply for special consideration or special arrangements.
Find out more about special consideration and special arrangements.
If you apply for special consideration or special arrangements and your application is approved, you may need to sit a replacement exam. You can only sit a replacement exam if you have been given permission through special consideration or special arrangements.
Replacement exams generally take place in Week 18 (check the dates in the table above) and are centrally managed. We expect you to be available and prepared to sit your exam on any day during this period. If approved for a replacement exam, we will email you when your replacement exam timetable is available (Monday of Week 18).
In some cases, your replacement exam will be run by your faculty or school and could occur outside the replacement exam period. This will happen for:
Your faculty or school will email you to let you know the details of your replacement exam.
If illness or misadventure prevents you from attending the replacement exam, or affects your performance in the exam, you can apply for further special consideration.
Replacement exams for in-class or mid-semester exams are arranged by the relevant discipline office. You will be given at least three working-days notice and will be notified of the details via your University student email account or Blackboard.
Replacement exams for mid-semester exams may be held earlier than the formal replacement exam period.
Replacement exams are not always in the same format as the original exam (for example, the replacement assessment for a written exam may be a viva voce exam).