To save unnecessary stress, it’s important you are aware what items you can and can’t bring in to the exam room.

Firstly, remember to bring your Flinders student ID card. Exam staff need to be able to verify who you are. If you’ve lost your student ID you can organise a new one online or by visiting Flinders Connect at Bedford Park campus.

You can bring these things – but be aware of the conditions

  • Writing materials (e.g. pens, pencil or eraser). These can be loose or in a clear pencil case or plastic sleeve.
  • Water. Only in a transparent bottle with the label removed and no writing, logos or pictures on the bottle.
  • Soft lollies (without wrappers) or sultanas in a clear plastic bag.
  • Analogue and digital watches (not smartwatches). You will need to take them off and place them on the desk before the exam starts.

*Students with a valid Non-English Speaking Background (NESB) card must bring this card to the exam, and are also permitted to bring a non-technical dictionary (English only) with no notes, diagrams or pictures on any pages.

Banned items NOT permitted in an exam room under any circumstances

  • bags (including handbags)
  • wallets
  • food (other than soft lollies without wrappers or sultanas in a clear bag)
  • nuts
  • mobile phones, smartwatches, mp3 players, PDAs, laptops and any other electronic devices
  • pencil cases (only transparent pencil cases or plastic sleeves are permitted)
  • packets of tissues (tissues will be provided in each venue)
  • study notes or anything which contains, conveys, or is capable of conveying information about the subject matter under examination.

Some courses may allow notes, textbooks, or programmable calculators to be brought in to the exam room. If this applies to you it will be listed on your personalised examination timetable. If you are unsure, check with your topic coordinator.

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