An individual, written examination normally accounts for about half of the credits of a course. In most cases, it is given during the last week of the study period in question. Strict rules are applied to ensure that only authorized aids are used.
In many courses, some credits are earned through project work, e.g. based on company interviews or literature analysis and documented in a written report which is presented and defended in a seminar discussion towards the end of the study period. The project reports are normally based on team work involving 2-4 students. The teams are organized within the frame-work of the course. Switching from one team to another is subject to the teacher's approval. In most cases (but not always) all authors receive the same grade for the work with the report.
In some courses, credits can also be earned through oral presentations, e.g. a case analysis or a theme exposition.
What to Bring and Not to Bring to your Writing Desk in the Exam Hall
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The exam starts at the exact time specified. No "academic quarter" is applied. Late arrivals are only admitted during the first 30 minutes of the exam. You may not leave the exam hall until one hour has elapsed since the exam started, neither for pauses nor for delivering an empty response sheet (i.e. giving up). The exam vigilators will announce when 10 minutes are left of the exam time. If the exam is not delivered to the exam vigilators in time, it will not be considered valid.
Seating instructions by the exam guards must be followed. The number of your desk must be indicated on your exam.
Breaks are allowed e.g. for smoking or going to the toilet. Report to the exam vigilator before leaving the exam hall for a break. When you leave your desk for a break, you must overturn your papers to avoid being under suspicion of letting other students look at what you have written. Conversation with other students is not allowed during the pauses. The exam time will not be prolonged due to your pause time.
All pages of your exam must be paginated and marked with your temporary Swedish civil registration number (p-number). When delivering the exam to the exam guard, you must be prepared to identify yourself with your ID and p-number. You must always deliver a response sheet identified as specified above, but it may be blank (empty) if you give up.
The exam vigilators will answer practical questions. Before leaving your desk to approach the exam vigilators, do not forget to overturn the papers on your desk.
Cheating is forbidden in the Disciplinary Statutes of Uppsala University, in which sanctions are specified against any student who "(1) attempts to misguide the evaluation of exam performance by using unauthorized aids, or (2) disturbs or prevents teaching, exams or other activities within the framework of the educational programmes." Thus, it is forbidden to whisper, speak, send or show notes to other students during the exam or to bring any written, recorded, or transmitting materials or devices which have not been explicitly authorized into the exam hall. If the exam vigilator suspects any infringement of these rules, he/she will notify the student of this and is authorized to keep any items that may serve as proof. Noncompliance with the instructions of the exam guard implies expulsion from the exam. The suspicion is reported to the Disciplinary Committee of the University, which may issue a formal warning to the student or expel the student from the university for six months.