Trimester 1 2020 update
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, there will be no supervised or proctored on-campus examinations for in-trimester and end of trimester 1 exams, with a small number of exceptions. Affected students will be advised via the Learning@Griffith course site.
End-of-trimester exam dates
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Helpful exam tips to prepare you for a successful exam day.
We recommend you arrive at least 20 minutes early to allow for identification checks and to get settled in before your exam starts.
Late arrival for an exam
If you arrive in the first 30 minutes of working time (after reading time), you can sit your exam. Make sure you make yourself known to the Chief Proctor on arrival. If you arrive later than 30 minutes into working time, you won’t be able to sit the exam.
Early exit from an exam
You cannot leave your exam venue in the first 30 minutes or last 10 minutes of working time, except in an emergency. If you need to leave during an exam, stay seated, raise your hand and wait for a Proctor. It is really important you don’t take the exam paper or exam materials out of the exam venue when you leave.
What to bring
To have the best exam experience we recommend you get everything ready the day before each exam.
For end of trimester exams, start by checking your personal exam timetable in myGriffith, as everything you are approved to take into your exam will be listed there. For all other exams, your Course Convenor will advise.
What else should I know?
It is your responsibility to know what you can take into your exam. Make sure you don’t take unauthorised materials in. Academic Integrity explains the University’s expectations of you.
Section 14 in the End of Trimester Centrally Administered Examinations Policy and Procedures has more information about materials allowed in central exams.
Check your personal exam timetable in myGriffith for details of where your exams are being held. Remember to check the timetable 24 hours before each exam, as venue allocations may sometimes change. Refer to the room locations guide or the relevant campus map.
Please allow plenty of travel time prior to your exam to find a carpark and get to your exam. Griffith University will not be responsible for any students missing exams due to parking difficulties.
New Nathan campus exam venue
We have a new exam venue on the Nathan campus for end of trimester exams, conveniently located on Level 2 of the Willett Centre N53 (library). Access to this venue is via the main library doors. Students are reminded to keep noise to an absolute minimum when entering the library and making their way to the exam venue. Representatives from Exams and Timetabling Team will be on hand to guide students once inside the library.
Additional exam location
Most exams are held on campus. However, at times, exams are held at the following location which are within walking distance from the Gold Coast campus.
Sharks Event Centre
The address for the Sharks Event Centre is: Corner Musgrave and Olsen Avenues, Southport QLD 4215.
- Parking is available at Southport Sharks for a maximum of 1 hour before and 1 hour after your exam time. A parking fee of $2 will apply. We recommend that you utilise Griffith University paid parking facilities or the G-Link and walk the short distance to Southport Sharks.
If any of your courses are listed as 'OFF-CAMPUS' or 'ONLINE', your exam arrangements might be a little different.
The following information relates only to formal, non-electronic exams requiring University-arranged supervision.
If your residence is within 100km of the campus at which the on-campus exam is held, you should attend the exam on campus. You will be notified via your Griffith student email of your recommended campus (Gold Coast or Nathan) based on your current home address.
If your residence is greater than 100 km from the campus at which the on-campus exam is conducted you may undertake your exam at an approved external exam centre. You will be notified via your Griffith student email of your external exam centre.
If you wish to change your exam location you can do so by choosing an alternative approved exam centre/campus or by proposing a new exam centre, if there are no approved centres within 100 km from your home address.
A Personal Exam Timetable will be available via myGriffith for all students once the exam timetable is published.
If you are an OFF-CAMPUS or ONLINE student sitting at an external exam centre you will also receive notification of your exam arrangements via your Griffith student email within one week of the release of the final exam timetable.
Note: You are required to confirm your attendance five working days prior to the exam date. You are also responsible for contacting the external centre prior to the exam date to ensure you have the correct times, date and location.