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On Campus Exams
On campus exams for Autumn/1H will be held at Parramatta Campus and Kingswood Campus.
Your personalised exam timetable will provide the relevant campus information if you have an on-campus exam.
Do I need my student ID card?
You must present your valid Western Sydney University student ID card for entry to the exam venue. You will not be allowed to enter the exam venue without your valid Western Sydney University student ID card. If your Western Sydney University Student ID card has expired, you must go to Student Central to obtain a valid Western Sydney University student ID card. Replacement of an expired card does not incur a fee.
To obtain your temporary ID card, you must pay a fee of $16.00 and produce photo ID (e.g. driver license) so Student Central can confirm your identity and enrolment. Student Central do not accept payments, so a hold will be placed on your record that will be removed once payment (via Onestop) is made. Please note a temporary ID card is only valid for the date of issue.
You must leave your student ID card displayed on your desk for the duration of the exam.
Arriving and starting my exam
You should arrive at the exam venue at least 20 minutes before the start of your exam. If you arrive more than 30 minutes after the beginning of your exam, you will not be allowed into the exam venue.
You must comply with all directions given by the exam supervisor. This includes not speaking or communicating with another student.
Behaviour which disrupts an exam may result in your removal from the exam.
You are required to sit in the seat allocated to you by the exam supervisor.
What can I take into the exam venue?
You can take the following items into your exam venue:
- Your own equipment and writing instruments such as pens, pencils, rulers and erasers. They will not be supplied. Writing materials should be contained only in a clear plastic bag or clear pencil case.
- Other materials as specified on your exam paper. You can contact your Subject Coordinator for details of what materials will be specified on the exam paper. Please remember that if you bring anything that is not listed on the exam paper, it will be taken off you until the completion of your exam.
- Purses or wallets. These items must be placed in your bag or placed on your desk visible to the exam supervisor at all times.
- Mobile phones and similar communication devices. Mobiles and communication devices must be switched off including all alarms and message alerts and placed face up on your desk visible to the exam supervisor at all times.
If you breach this requirement you may be fined $150 and a hold will be placed on your record. Breaches of this rule may also be dealt with under the Student Misconduct Rule or the Misconduct - Student Academic Misconduct Rule, depending on when the incident occurred.
- Water in a clear container. You may not bring food unless it is specified in your Academic Integration Plan.
Caps and hats including motorcycle and bicycle helmets cannot be worn into the exam. All items must be left in your bag or as directed by the exam supervisor.
If you have any special requirements you think that may breach these exam rules, you must contact the Examinations Team prior to the exam period for written permission.
What can't I take into the exam venue?
You can't take the following items into your exam venue:
1. Textbooks or other reference material unless specified on the exam paper. You should speak to your Subject Coordinator to clarify permitted items for exams.
2. Rough working paper or notes of any kind including those written on rulers, erasers and calculator covers. 'Rough' work should be done on the reverse side of pages of the answer booklet.
3. Multi-media devices.
4. Mobile phones or similar communication devices that are concealed, and / or found to be switched on in the examination venue.
5. Caps and hats including motorcycle and bicycle helmets cannot be worn into the exam. All items must be left in your bag or as directed by the exam supervisor.
Please note there will be an announcement at the beginning of each examination about unauthorised items, and you may surrender these items at that time without penalty.
Where can I leave my bag?
Bags will be stored in each exam venue as directed by the exam supervisors. If no space is available in the exam venue, you will be asked to leave your bag outside. If this is the case, it is important to note that Western Sydney University takes no responsibility for items left outside exam venues.
What happens if my mobile phone or other communication device is confiscated?
If your mobile phone or other communication device is confiscated it will be returned to you on presentation of your Student ID at the end of the exam.
A report will be completed by the Exam Supervisor and if the breach is mobile phone or communication device related you will be sent a fine. The Examinations Team Leader will also consider whether further action will be taken under the Student Misconduct Rule (opens in a new window).
When can I leave the exam venue?
You will not be permitted to leave an exam venue during the first 30 minutes of the exam or the last 10 minutes unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Exam papers and answer booklets must not be removed from the exam venue.
Should misconduct or irregular practices be suspected by the exam supervisor an Alleged Academic Misconduct statement will be lodged. The incident may then be dealt with under the provisions of the Student Misconduct Rule (opens in a new window).
Special requirements and Academic Integration Plan adjustments
If you have an Academic Integration Plan (AIP) that includes exam adjustments, these will be applied to your online exam. If you are unsure whether your Academic Integration Plan is current or you need to change your requirements, please contact your Disability Advisor or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible before your exam.
For more information, please visit Disability Services and Academic Integration Plans or you can email email@example.com
For support in using your assistive technology software in your exams please contact the Assistive Technology Specialists at ATSpecialist@westernsydney.edu.au
What if I go to the wrong campus by accident?
Unfortunately, we won't be able to accommodate you if you don't follow your personalised exam timetable. If you are not on the exam attendance list, you will be directed to Student Services where you can check your exam timetable using the available computers. If you miss your exam because you went to the wrong exam venue, you will not be permitted to sit an alternative exam and you may fail your subject.
Please visit the Campuses page to find maps, general campus directions, parking facilities and the building where your exam is scheduled.
Please read your personal examination timetable carefully to make sure of your exam location. Please note that for the timetable, Penrith means Kingswood.
If you are travelling by public transport to your exam, you may find the Transport NSW website helpful in planning your journey. You can also visit the Getting to Uni page to see how to get to each campus.
If you are travelling by rail, the University runs free campus shuttles on some of our campuses.
Driving to Campus
If you are driving to campus, you may find the following websites helpful in planning your journey:
Should misconduct or irregular practices be suspected by the exam proctor an incident will be recorded. The incident may be dealt with under the provisions of the Student Misconduct Rule.