Examination Procedures

Examinations are conducted under the Assessment Regulations which can be found in the University of Waikato Calendar.

Bring your student ID to every examination

It is preferred that a current student ID is presented at the examination, however, any current photo ID is accepted e.g. passport, drivers license.

If you cannot show your student ID or some other acceptable ID (a current passport, photo credit card or photo drivers licence) when you sit an examination, you will be required to fill out a statutory declaration in front of a Justice of the Peace after you have completed that examination. Your grade for that paper will be withheld until this process has been completed.

Entering and leaving the examination room

You should be ready to enter morning examinations at 09:15 and afternoon examinations at 14:15. You can enter the examination room up to 45 minutes after the doors open (i.e. until 10:00 or 15:00). After those times, contact the Assessment and Graduation Office. You may not leave an examination during the first 45 minutes of writing time (i.e. 10:15 or 15:15) or the last 15 minutes. You must obtain the Examination Supervisor's permission to leave the room before the end of the examination.
Children are not allowed in the examination room.

Material allowed in the examination

In open book examinations, you may bring in any reference material.

In restricted book examinations, you may bring in only reference material specified by the examiner.

Material NOT allowed in the examination

Spare paper, text books, study notes, calculators, electronic dictionaries, and computers may not be brought into the examination room without authority in writing from the examiner.

Cellular/mobile telephones, pagers and other communication or storage devices, including wearable technology such as smart watches, are prohibited from the examination room.

Students should not write on any part of their body before the exam, because this could give rise to suspicion that the writing is an attempt to circumvent assessment regulations.

Students bringing unauthorised or prohibited materials into the examination room may face disciplinary action under the Student Discipline Regulations that may affect their examination result. Cheating in any matter connected with assessment is prohibited.