Although some of the less ethical students may be tempted, it’s never a good idea to cheat in your exams.
The time and energy spent in trying to devise a method of cheating would be far better spent by revising the key areas in the syllabus.
Plus of course, the professional exams are very well invigilated and as a result there is a high probability that anyone who does cheat will get caught and that doesn’t bode well for a long term career in that particular area.
Plymouth University decided to emphasise to their students that cheating was not a good idea. Unfortunately, their good intentions didn’t really work out as planned.
They prepared anti-cheating posters and put these on the walls of their exam rooms.
Reddit reader hazzaap123 who was a student sitting an exam at the University took the photo above and posted on Reddit that “Just took a maths final with this on the wall of the exam room. It has formulas on that were needed in the exam. The poster got me an extra 10% on the paper”.
Yes, the anti-cheating poster prepared by the University included a picture of a hand with a formula written on it and that formula was needed in the exam that was taking place…