Protocol for viewing final exam scripts

UNSW Business School has the right to set conditions under which students may view their final exam scripts. Individual Schools within the Faculty may set up a local process providing it is in keeping with the Faculty protocol below. The UNSW Business School has set the following protocol under which students may view their final exam script:

  1. A student must lodge a request to view his or her final exam script within the time limit set by the relevant School / Lecturer-in-Charge, with the maximum limit being within 7 working days immediately following the official release of overall course results. This request must be lodged with the School / Lecturer-in-Charge (LIC) [exact procedure to be at the discretion of each School].
  2. The School / LIC may fix a time at which all students wishing to see their exams will be permitted to do so. This time should be communicated to all students. The School / LIC may refuse to allow access to the exams at other times.
  3. Viewing of the exam script, for a maximum of 30 minutes, will take place under the supervision of the LIC or a supervisor nominated by the relevant School.
  4. At the designated time, the student will:
    • be required to show his or her student card prior to being given access to the exam script; and
    • at a minimum, be given his or her exam script, a copy of the exam questions and a mark scheme that shows marks allocated to part questions. At the discretion of the LIC, a student may be able to view a detailed mark sheet, sample responses, or answers to questions.
  5. At the designated time, the student will not be permitted to:
    • bring any writing implement or surface into the room; or
    • copy or photograph any part of any document provided.
  6. A student will not be permitted to view his or her marked answers to multiple choice questions.
  7. Students inspecting their exams will not be permitted at that time to discuss or dispute the marks allocated.
  8. If, after viewing the script, the student feels that there has been an error in marking, he or she may lodge a formal application for re-assessment in line with the normal University procedure.
    (Note that an application for review of results on a final exam must be submitted no later than 5 working days from the date of release of results. See the ‘Your results’ page for further details.)
  9. Records will be kept of all students requesting to view their exam scripts.

(Acknowledgement: Some information in this guideline was drawn from the School of Maths & Stats policy.)

The Faculty Protocol will be available through the Business School website. Individual School / course process will be communicated to students through the School website and/or course Moodle site.