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Am i allowed food in my exam break (concession break)?

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    So i have been granted 5 mins break per hour for my exams which are all 3 hours long. I will be allowed to leave the room and was wondering whether i could take a banana in with me. I know i can't have food at my desk, but maybe if i leave it at the front with the invigilators i can pick it up as i leave for my break? My first time having a concession so i'm not so sure if i will be allowed. Thanks!
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    (Original post by rach26897)
    So i have been granted 5 mins break per hour for my exams which are all 3 hours long. I will be allowed to leave the room and was wondering whether i could take a banana in with me. I know i can't have food at my desk, but maybe if i leave it at the front with the invigilators i can pick it up as i leave for my break? My first time having a concession so i'm not so sure if i will be allowed. Thanks!
    I invigilated a number of undergraduates with special circumstances last year. A girl I invigilated - like yourself - was allocated x amount of time per hour for breaks, rather than just having the clock stopped (this happened as well), and she had something to eat. In fact, she ate outside and had a bit of a walk. I had to escort her where ever she went though.

    Speak to whichever administrator is organising your special circumstances before hand to avoid putting the invigilator in an awkward position (i.e. they have to ring to ask permission or will simply say no because they do not know what to do).
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    I'm pretty sure they won't make you starve. Last year I was hungry so I left the room with one of the invigilators and got a snickers bar (I didn't have money with me so I needed to borrow some from him ).
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    oh great, i always get hungry during exams even if i eat beforehand. Thank you for your replies!
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    I'm sure a banana will be fine! I took one with me once as I was taking my exam a bit earlier than other people so had to be followed around and I was allowed it I think they're a bit funny about things with writing and labels on..

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