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Proctors’ Administrative Regulations for Candidates in Examinations


Proctors’ Regulations 1 of 2005

Made by the Proctors on 1 October 2005
Amended on 27 April 2006

1. These regulations shall apply to all university examinations, including any examination described in any regulation as a qualifying examination.

2. In these regulations `college' means any college, society, or Permanent Private Hall or any other institution designated by Council by regulation as being permitted to present candidates for matriculation.

3. It is the responsibility of each candidate to ensure that he or she hands in all the material he or she wishes to be considered by the examiners and to comply with regulations relating to the submission of written work such as dissertations, essays and project reports. Once a candidate has submitted a piece of written work he or she may not withdraw that piece of work and substitute a revised version in the same examination without the Proctors' consent.

4. During every written paper, each candidate shall display his or her University Card face up on the desk at which he or she is writing.

5. A candidate who is taken ill while sitting a written paper may (with an invigilator’s permission) leave the room and return while the examination is in progress, to resume the paper on one occasion only (and no extra time shall be allowed). If the candidate is unable to complete the paper concerned because he or she has been taken ill a second time, he or she should inform an invigilator so that the incomplete script can be handed in. It is the candidate’s responsibility to obtain a medical certificate, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the General Regulations for the Conduct of University Examinations, explaining how his or her performance in the paper concerned may have been affected by illness.

6. A candidate may not withdraw from an examination after the written part of the examination is complete. The point of completion shall be deemed to be the conclusion of the last paper for which the candidate has entered, or the time by which a dissertation or other written material is due to be submitted, whichever is the later.

7. Concerns about the conduct of an examination must not be raised directly with Examiners. A candidate on a taught course may communicate with Examiners about such matters only through the Senior Tutor or equivalent officer of his or her college. If such a candidate wishes to raise a query or make a complaint about the conduct of his or her examination, such query or complaint must be notified to the Senior Tutor or equivalent officer or his or her college not later than three months after the notification of the results of the examination concerned (when the matter will be dealt with in accordance with the Council Regulations governing the handling of complaints submitted to the Proctors). A candidate for a research degree or higher doctorate may communicate a query or complaint about the conduct of his or her examination direct to the Proctors: this must be done not later than three months after the notification of the results of the examination concerned (in accordance with the procedures set out in the Council Regulations governing the handling of complaints submitted to the Proctors).