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Important Examination Information

Please ensure that you aware of the regulations as careless mistakes can leadn to an academic offence.

Exams Timetable

You must check your personal exam timetable on the first day of term via the Campus Connect Portal.Please make sure you know the date, time and location of all of your Exams.  Also please ensure that you know where the Examination venues are and how to get there – a map of all the Exam venues is available on the Examinations & Assessments website.



You must bring your College Card with you to every exam you attend as proof of your identity.  The photo on your College Card must be clear – if the photo has been rubbed away you must also bring additional official photo ID (passport, UK drivers license or EU identity card) as well as your College Card.

If sufficient proof of your identity is not provided, you will be asked to complete an identity check during the examination.  The Invigilator may refuse you entry to the examination if s/he has reason to doubt your identity and/or perform further checks to establish your identity. 

If your College Card has been lost or is damaged a replacement can be obtained from the Student Services Centre in the Windsor Building – further information is available at https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/ecampus/campuslife/collegecard.aspx

Candidate Numbers

You must also bring your Candidate Number to every exam as you will be required to record this number on your examination script. You are allowed to take one small piece of paper, with only your Candidate Number written on it, to your desk in an Exam

Instructions to Candidates

 The Instructions to Candidates contain all the information you need to know regarding Examination procedures.  It is therefore essential that you read the 'Instructions to Candidates' before attending any Examinations.  The instructions are available from your Campus Connect portal under ‘Examination Information’ and from the Examinations & Assessments website


Have the Correct Calculator

Please note you may not take any calculators into exams except the correct type of authorised calculator. These were issued to you at the beginning of the academic year.

Should you bring an unauthorised calculator to an examination, it will be confiscated.

If you have lost your calculator you will need to purchase a new one. These are available in the Campus Bookshop and the College Store, they are also available at most high street stationary shops and supermakets.

Any replacement calculatores need to be taken to the Economics Admin office in H209 to get labelled with the correct label.

The Department does not have any spare calculators to lend out!


Unauthorised Material

Please remember that you are only allowed to take the following items to your desk in an Exam:

Your College Card

Your Candidate Number on a small piece of paper with no other writing

A soft drink in a clear plastic bottle with the label removed

A small quantity of sweets

Stationery, including pencils, pens, erasers, a ruler and any other writing or drawing implements you may need, carried as loose items or in a transparent plastic bag  

A calculator, where permitted by the examination

All mobile phones are other personal items must be left at the side of the Exam room or in a plastic bag underneath the desk.

If you are found with any other unauthorised items on your person or at your desk at any point during the examination, or you refuse to hand over any item when directed to do so by an Invigilator or a member of staff, then it will be treated as an assessment offence

Non Attendance at Exams & Extenuating Circumstances

If you are unable to attend an Examination due to illness or any other extenuating circumstance, you should, where possible, e-mail student-enquiries@rhul.ac.uk  before the scheduled start of the Exam with your Name, Student ID and confirmation of the Exam you are unable to attend and why. 

Notification will be forwarded to your Department(s) so they are aware of your non-attendance but please note, this notification will not constitute formal submission of extenuating circumstances and you must also notify the Chair of the Sub-board(s) in your department(s)/school(s), in writing, of the extenuating circumstances and provide appropriate evidence for consideration by the Sub-board.

Similarly if you are taken ill or there are other extenuating circumstances that you believe have adversely affected your performance at any point during the academic year it is your responsibility to notify the Chair of the Sub-board(s) in your department(s)/school(s), in writing, of such extenuating circumstances and provide appropriate evidence.   

The Sub-board of Examiners will review all evidence of extenuating circumstances submitted by the advertised deadlines; however, it is at the Sub-board’s discretion whether to take any circumstances into account.

For further information you should read the Instructions to Candidates which details the submission and consideration of extenuating circumstances, including the key deadlines.

Lost Property

Lost property left in Examination Venues can be collected from the Student Services Centre in the Windsor Building.   Please note any lost property not collected by the end of Term will be disposed of.

If anything is unclear or you have any further question regarding your examinations please do not hesitate to contact us at student-enquiries@rhul.ac.uk

Exam Rubrics 2015/16

UG Exam Rubrics 2015-16 

PG Exam Rubrics 2015-16

Revision Timetable 2015/16

If you cannot find what you are looking for or need further information regarding exams, please click here.

If you have any queries or issues, please get in touch with the Department as soon as possible. 

Finally, from the Economics Department, we wish you all the best for your exams!



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