UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS May 2017
NOTES FOR CANDIDATES
The exam period starts on Monday 22 May and will run until Friday 26 May.
All formal University examinations are administered by the Brussels administration team, whose job it is to ensure the academic integrity of the examinations through enforcement of examination regulations, and to provide a comfortable and conducive space for all candidates.
We realise how potentially stressful examinations can be; there are lots of things that you are expected to do and to know, and things that are prohibited. Please take some time to read this document carefully and familiarise yourself with what to expect.
Please Note: You are not allowed to keep your bag with you during the examination.
You will be given an opportunity to leave your personal belongings in our designated bag area.
Make sure that you have the correct dates, and times for your exams. (Rooms to be confirmed)
PO924 Foreign Policy Analysis: Monday 22th May – 10 am to 12 noon
EC878 Development Economics: Tuesday 23th May -10 am to 12 noon
EC877 International Economics: Wednesday 24th May – 10 am to 12 noon
PO935 Global Governance and International Organisation: Thursday 24th May- 2 pm to 4 pm
PO932 International Relations Theory: Friday 26th May– 10 am to 12 noon
- What to bring or not bring.
Arrive in good time, to allow you to drop off of your personal belongings, to visit the toilet, and to find your seat on the seating plan.
What should I bring to the Examination?
First of all, you must bring your KENTOne card; you will need it to retrieve your candidate ID number. We also check every one of these, in every session.
Note that we will hold a list of candidate ID numbers in case you forget it.
There are strict rules about what can be brought into an exam.
- Pens, pencils and writing equipment
- Any other material permitted for your particular paper (if you are allowed to take anything in, such as a law statute or a case study, then your Module convenor will have told you and us, in advance).
- Still water.
What am I not allowed to bring to an examination?
- Food of any kind (unless you have a medical condition which requires it AND you have the prior permission of the Head of Administration).
- Any drink other than water
- Any bags
- Scrap paper
- Electronic devices
- Pencil cases
- Correction fluid
Bring only what you need for the exam – nothing else. You should be able to hold what you need in your hands, without a container of any kind.
In every exam, you will be allocated a particular seat, and you must sit there and nowhere else. The seating is valid for that session only and you will be in a different seat in other sessions. A seating plan for the session will be displayed outside the room, and table numbers are clipped to the top right hand corner of the desk. Use this to locate where you are required to sit.
As soon as you enter the exam room, you are under exam conditions until you have finished the exam and left the room. What this means is:
– You must not talk to other candidates or communicate with them in any way
– You must not read the question paper, or write anything, until you are instructed to do so.
– The University operates an anonymous marking policy and so only candidate ID numbers are used to identify you on the exam paper, never your name. Your exam number must be written on all your exam scripts, and can be found on your KENTOne card in red.
The role of the invigilators is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to complete your examination, and to ensure that exam conditions are strictly observed. If you have any queries you should raise your hand and the invigilator will come to you. Invigilators will not answer questions you have about the paper, including interpreting words or questions. If you think there is a genuine error on a paper, notify an invigilator and we will refer it to the relevant person.
An announcement will be read at the start of every examination, to remind you of what is expected of you. Please listen carefully to these.
Note that only students who are in good financial standing will be notified of their exam marks and whether they have progressed to the Dissertation Phase.
Finally, we would like to wish you all the best of luck in your examinations.