Q. Do I need my Northumbria University smartcard for my exam?
Please see the guidance below, it is taken from the Handbook of Examination & Invigilation Procedures, found attached.
- 4.1.1 For identification purposes each student is required to fill in this slip before starting the examination. In addition, the student should have been instructed to bring to the examination a smart card (or equivalent form of identification) which carries the student’s photograph, this must be placed on the desk and the Invigilators should have a quick check that all cards are visible on desks and if time allows to check ID’s randomly. A head-count should also be carried out to agree the total numbers.
- 4.2 In the event of any irregularity, such as an individual presenting him/herself for an examination whose name is not listed on the register of students or the student does not have any photographic ID, the individual will be permitted to take the examination. In such circumstances, the student is to be informed by the Co-ordinating Invigilator that he/she is not on the register, a report will be made and that subsequent to the examination an investigation will be carried out, and if it is found that he/she is not eligible to take the examination, the paper will not be marked.