From Term 2 2022, some students will return to campus for invigilated exams. All on-campus invigilated exams will be online and students will need to bring a laptop to complete the exam.

For more information on how you take your exams, please visit the Exam Delivery information page.

The following three items are mandatory for you to complete your on-campus invigilated exam:

  • your UNSW Student ID card
  • a laptop. Visit the calculators and computers page for more information about using your own laptop and other hardware requirements. If you are unable to bring your own device (BYOD), you should arrange to borrow a laptop from the UNSW Library.
  • your smartphone. This is a requirement as part of a routine login to exam systems that are enabled with SSO/MFA policy.

You will be advised on your exam timetable which of the following can be taken into the exam room:

  • examination materials as specified on myUNSW via your personal exam timetable.
  • any textbooks or notes (hard-copy only). For open-book exams, you may bring hard-copy written materials into the exam room. These must be in English unless you have been otherwise directed. This does not include calculators or computers.
  • a calculator-UNSW approved. Your calculator must have a 'UNSW approved' label. (See the separate page on approved calculators.)
  • a calculator-other. Your calculator must be internally powered, silent and non-programmable with the memory cleared prior to entering the exam room.
  • a hand-held computer. This excludes a notebook, iPad, tablet or similar. (See approved calculators.)
  • notes as specified. Annotations, tagging and/or highlighting are not permitted unless specified.
  • molecular models.
  • special materials as specified including drawing instruments such as a compass or protractor.
  • textbooks as specified. Annotations, tagging and/or highlighting are not permitted unless specified.

You may also bring:

  • a wrist or hand-held watch. Note: All watches must be placed under your desk, either in a clear resealable plastic bag, or on the floor.
  • pens, pencils, rulers and erasers are permitted, but all answers must be written in ink except where expressly required. Pencils may be used only for drawing, sketching or graphical work. Pencil cases are not permitted in exam rooms. Pens, pencils, rulers and erasers must be in your hands ready to be placed on your desk.
  • all electronic devices including but not limited to tablets and music players (all switched off) and a small money purse/wallet. These items must be placed under your desk, either in a clear resealable plastic bag, or on the floor. Use of these devices during the exam will constitute Academic Misconduct. 
  • a head covering worn for religious or cultural purposes.
  • a bottle of water. You can bring in a small clear (not tinted) bottle of water with no label, e.g. a Mount Franklin bottle with the label removed. Bottles will be permitted at the discretion of the supervisor. If your water bottle is confiscated, you may collect it at the completion of your exam. Juice or other beverages are not permitted.
  • a dictionary. All dictionaries will be checked during exams to ensure they do not contain unauthorised materials. You may take a hard-copy English language dictionary or, in any exam other than a language exam, a bi-lingual English dictionary. You cannot use electronic dictionaries or discipline-specific dictionaries such as medical, legal or life science dictionaries. Answers to all exam questions, and in all work submitted, must be in English unless otherwise directed.

Lost property
Lost property found on and off campus is held at Security and Traffic Management. For more information on lost property visit the Lost Property website.

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