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There is this invigilator at my school and he owns the most squeakiest trainers known to mankind, throughout ever single exam I can hear them squeaking as he wanders up and down the hall. All you can hear is silence and then you can hear something squeaking... is it a mouse? A rat infestation? The year 7's? No it's our invigilator ... almost gave me a heart attack
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During my maths GCSE calculator paper our invigilator refused to give us calculators because we were top set and deemed smart enough to not use a calculator. Luckily another invigilator came in and sorted it out after 10 minutes, we were even given extra time and the other dude was fired.
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When I did one of my gcse exams, there were like 5 seperate pieces of paper and at the end I put them in the correct order but one of the invigilators randomly came up to me and started re arranging the papers the wrong way and he was so frustrated and in the end he clocked and it was just.. y tho
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Once during my Maths GCSE, when i went to to the toilet the invigilator came into the cubicle with me. I think he thought i was cheating, but yeah it was so awkward because the cubicle was so small. Then when i finished he said he really needed to pee sos started peeing between my legs? I then bent over and used his urine stream as a bidet to clean my bum crack. Very nice clean but also awkard??
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There's always tht invigilator tht makes tht "ssssss" sounds when talking. In my English literature exam I was thinking of a sentence, after hearing the invigilator I forgot my sentence. Had to rethink again
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I'm sure I've posted this before, but many moons ago I had a female invigilator with a HUGE bum. It really was something else. She was a larger lady but tbf it still wasn't proportional to her body size. As she walked around it used to swing from side to side and bump into the desks! Bless her.

All the invigilators I had did a great job though, I'm glad I didn't have some of the ones on this post/thread!
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the invigilators in our college look like the chuckle brothers.
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An invigilator refused to give me paper as apparently 'I wasn't allowed it' in the exam.

People who sat in the exam in another room had unlimited access to paper.

*Though I will admit that overall the invigilators are very nice.
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I had a wobbly table and I put my calculator lid there, all was well. The exam started and an invigilator was trying to be helpful I am sure but just lifted my table and put some paper under there, it took 5 mins or so at the start of the exam. Great start!
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(Original post by Chichaldo)
I had a wobbly table and I put my calculator lid there, all was well. The exam started and an invigilator was trying to be helpful I am sure but just lifted my table and put some paper under there, it took 5 mins or so at the start of the exam. Great start!
wobbly tables are the worst
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One of our invigilators for GCSE RS answered her phone in the exam hall. Twice. And spoke in a normal volume speaking voice.
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I started invigilating this year, and am pretty sure i'm not one of the 'weird' ones. Although some of the experiences on this thread are shocking, I think sometimes students let their own investment in the exam cloud the fact that most invigilators don't know or don't care what you are writing in the exam. As long as you sit there and write, we are happy to do our job in bringing you the equipment you need, because it is honestly one of the most boring jobs to do, and to be honest. Despite that, they are paying me 7.50ph to stand in a room every morning, and it'll be over by the time I start my masters!

All the other invigilators I work with are retired or looking for work, and so I feel they aren't as natural at knowing what students need for the exams as I would be (having taken them myself not too long ago), but none of them are truly incompetent. You have to remember that invigilators are just normal people too, and there's no need to get so uptight about little 'issues' - in the real world, that's just life! Also, I remember which students are stuck up and which are polite, so I would help the latter first!!.. Oh, and none of us play any games, again - student paranoia!
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Someone got caught with writing up their arms during an exam, so the *only* invigilator in the room decided it was a good idea to escort the person out of the room to report them or whatever. So there we were mid exam with no invigilator in the room for a good few minutes...
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My college has many students so exam rooms are a tight squeeze, my table was right at the front with two chairs facing each other, i didn't think much of it and i just took my seat. When the exam started the examiner took her seat and my leg space and started reading national geographic.

in a different exam the invigilators kept leaving the room and or going on their phones, i needed more paper, i had my hand up for 4 mins, waiting for the invigilators to come to my aide.
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i had an invigilator who in the middle of the exam decided she was going to measure out the distances. She got out a tape measure (who knows why she had one of these) and measured out the distance between the tables. every so often she would ask someone to move their desk which would make a huge grating noise. i didn't see that women again after that.
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I've got two:

At GSCE we had exams in the sports hall and the caretaker put down fitted squares of yellowish matting to protect the floor. But these were pretty old mats so many turned up at the corners. One invigilator in particular had been stalking around noisily, generally being overly suspicious of everyone (he'd previously tried to disqualify a friend from her English exam because she'd written her seat number on the back of her hand in biro, and he said she had made notes and was cheating...). End of exam, he's collected a load of papers, shouting in an embarrassing, attention-drawing way at quite a few people for being too slow with their papers, stalks up to the front...and trips over a mat corner. Papers go flying EVERYWHERE. He goes flying, lands face-first on the floor, people scream, and then he doesn't move for a whole minute. A whole, drop-a-pin-into-the-well-of-silence minute. He's pretty old so we're thinking he could have died or something. After that minute he stood up without saying anything, as though nothing happened, whilst the other invigilators ran over and we had to wait ten minutes to leave while they collected all the papers off the floor.

At undergrad, we had a really strict, pompous, elderly lady as head invigilator. She'd fit right in as a school headmistress from the 1950s. A few people come into the exam room a minute late and she really explodes at them saying they're disrespectful etc. Well, maybe fair enough. Our professor - he is in his 30s but looks like an 11 year old Harry Potter, complete with the glasses - comes into the exam about 15-20 minutes in to see how it's going and give everyone a thumbs up. She absolutely goes ballistic. Screaming, spitting, goes red, right up in his face. Disturbing the entire room. Not letting him get a word in edge ways. We all know who he is; she doesn't. She tells him to sit down and get his pens out while she decides if he can take the paper. She's so mad he actually does sit down, and it takes him a whole five minutes, while the room is pissing itself laughing, for him to get a word in and tell her he's the bloody professor and he wrote the exam paper. Cue excruciating embarrassment, disruption, and all of us continually setting ourselves off laughing for the remainder of the two hours.
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I had an invigilator and behind me and watch me write for around 15 to 20 minutes. I was so nervous and scared
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In my French listening GCSE ours kept falling asleep and snoring so the ones at the front had to cough mega loudly of fake sneeze to wake her up ahahah
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Not very weird but the past 2 exams I've had have been with a lovely invigilator who has reminded us at the beginning of every exam to 'check your pockets for any wi-fis, as else if they find any wi-fis on us we'll be disqualified'

We all are trying to suppress our giggles as it's the one thing you don't expect to hear at 9am before an exam. She's a lovely invigilator though - kind of hope she's there for all my exams!
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One invigilator had a pen in her hand, and for some reason she dropped it at least 30 odd times.
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