At Heriot-Watt, students are informed that mobile
telephones and other electronic equipment must not be taken
into examination rooms. If students do have mobiles with
them, they are asked to switch them off and leave them with
their personal belongings at the front of the room.
Students are also informed that they may be liable to a
fine and/or disciplinary proceedings if they do not adhere
to the procedure.
On Fri, 17 May 2002 12:25:16 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)
stewart smith <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> For info
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> Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 11:16:31 +0100
> From: Andy Robinson <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: mobile phones in examinations
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> Dear All
> I would be very interested to know how other institutions deal with mobile
> phones going off in examinations.
> At Queen Mary students are warned that they must turn off mobiles before
> entering an examination room and that if their mobile goes off during an
> examination they will be reported to the Academic Registrar and may be
> In practice no-one has ever been fined, rather they get a stern lecture from a
> senior member of staff. We don't appear to have had any problems with
> repeat offenders.
> We have nothing specific in our examination regulations about mobile
> phones. I would like to tighten up on the information we actually give to
> students before an examination starts.
> I would be happy to provide a summary of information gathered from
> responses to this e-mail.
> Thanks for your help.
> Dr Andy Robinson
> Administrative Officer (Records and Examinations)
> Student Administration Office
> Queen Mary, University of London
> Phone: 020-7882 5549
> Fax: 020-7882 5588
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> Stewart Smith
> Assistant Registrar (Quality)
> Heriot-Watt University
> EH14 4AS
> Tel: 0131 451 3632
> Fax: 0131 449 5153
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