Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Dear Students,

The Semester 1, 2020 examinations will be held from Saturday, 6 June to Saturday, 20 June 2020.

The exam start times are 9.00am and 2.00pm (Australian Western Standard Time). Online exams are scheduled for no more than two hours in line with University policy. All online exams will be allocated an additional 15 minutes regardless of scheduled length to provide additional time due to the transition online. For information on the duration and timelines for Alternative Assessments, including take-home exams, please review your unit’s LMS or messages from your Unit Coordinator.

What you need to do now:

  1. Check your personal exam timetable in studentConnect . Your personal timetable is now available and will display the date and time for each of your exams. For Semester 1, 2020 all exams are online therefore the venue field of you timetable will display one of the following options:
    • Online Examplify(ExamSoft)
    • Online Blackboard (LMS)
    • Alternative Assessment

    If you are unable to sit the exam on the scheduled day or time due to timezone or religious reasons you can apply for an exam timetable deviation to sit at a different time by submitting a special consideration form . To do this you must apply within five working days after the release of the timetable.

  2. Explore the mode of delivery for your exam and check any technical requirements . Each of the exam modes has different technical requirements and your Unit Coordinator has worked to use the platform that best enables each student to demonstrate their ability and maintain integrity of assessment. Find out information about the different exam modes .

    If you are facing technical issues and need help with IT equipment for your studies or exams please let us know .

  3. Prepare for your exams . For many of our students, online exams and the platforms used will be a new experience. We are preparing resources and tools to help you plan for online exams and to familiarise yourself with the different platforms in advance. We will share information on these resources with you soon.

    The University’s exam rules have been adapted for online exams. Please familiarise yourself with the rules in advance of sitting your exam:

    Check the list of items that you are allowed to bring into the examination. This information will be available from Friday, 22 May 2020. Access this information via your personal timetable. If your exam requires a calculator you may only use one approved for the exam you’re sitting. View the approved calculator list .

  4. If you are sitting an Online Examplify (ExamSoft) exam you will need to complete the UWA Examplify Mock Exam . The Mock Exam is a compulsory step for Examplify exams and you will not be able to sit your exam(s) without having completed it first.

    The UWA Examplify Mock Exam helps you familiarise yourself with the system, check technical requirements and establishes your ID in preparation for your exams. You do not need your Student ID for this, the system captures your image for ID verification during the exam.

    The UWA Examplify Mock Exam takes 10 minutes, it is a generic exam for all students and is not marked. The Mock Exam is scheduled to be held from 12 May to 14 May 2020 and you will be sent an email in advance on the process involved. Support materials are being prepared to help you with the UWA Examplify Mock Exam.

    If you remain concerned about sitting an exam on Examplify due to privacy concerns please read the information on how we are supporting your privacy . If you still have concerns you can contact us via askUWA or you may opt-out by 19 May and sit the exam at a later date when face-to-face options are available (please note due to Government COVID-19 restrictions we cannot yet commit to a timeframe) or an alternate assessment if you are due to graduate midyear.

  5. Log in early for your exam . We encourage you to be ready early for your exam to ensure you’re feeling prepared and that you’re able to log in to the required platform.

    If you are more than 30 minutes late for your exam or have misread the timetable and missed your exam, you will not be allowed to sit the exam. If your lateness was due to difficulties beyond your control, you may be eligible to apply for Special Considerations.

Semester 1 results will be available on studentConnect on Wednesday, 8 July 2020. Make sure you pay your outstanding debts to the University, or you won’t be able to view your unit results until you do so.

We are here to support you through the examination period. If you have any questions about exams, head to askUWA and search the FAQs or visit the dedicated FAQs for online exams . If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for let us know .

Best wishes with your studies and exams.

Examinations Team
The University of Western Australia


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