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what action does committee consider if SWITCHED OFF mobile phone mistakenly found left on desk during exams

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what action does committee consider if SWITCHED OFF mobile phone mistakenly found left on desk during exams

as i didn't carry any personal belonging other than calculator, pen & pencil(no bags/jackets/coats), so mistakenly left my mobile(it was switched off before i entered the exam hall) on desk itself as there was no intention at all by any means to miss-use it.

Also, supervisor while checking id during exams - noticed & asked why left on desk although was switched off as confirmed by supervisor on her report to ACCA as they have to notify them.

Supervisor did clearly revealed on her report too to ACCA that mobile phone was already found swicthed off & was mistakenly left on desk with no intention to missuse it.

i am very much nervous & upset about this (until receive any update from ACCA) as this can effect my career as all it was mistakenly left on desk(switched off).

could any one kindly share, how does ACCA consider such mistakes where there are no intention for malpractice/miss-use.

June 8th 2018 AN ACCA USER 150 Points 1 Flag

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Try looking at it from ACCA's point of view.

How can they prove (or know for sure there was NO INTENT) student had no plans for use. Would it have been obvious and blatant use? O, would it have been a sneak peak?
I am not accusing you, I just wanted you to see it from another perspective, so YOU can make a judgement call your self.

All the best...that's why the words 'mistakes, 'forget/forgot', and 'rules' are there to guide us.

i had my phone in a clear plastic provided under my seat on the floor. We had no choice in the matter.
Before rules were read i "double checked" to ensure it was off. We all make mistakes. So, I feel your pain.

All the best

June 12th 2018 AN ACCA USER 160 Points
Edited June 12th 2018 AN ACCA USER
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I wouldn't worry about this as your mobile phone was already switched off and the supervisor also indicated the same. Though you still violated the rules by leaving it on your desk, but I don't think it's a problem.

June 12th 2018 AN ACCA USER 280 Points
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i would wait till you here back from them. if you're anxious, give ACCA a call to discuss what happened and to get a better idea of when you will hear back from them or what the next steps are. Hope it all goes well

June 12th 2018 AN ACCA USER 290 Points
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If it is not done on intention, they will just give you a warning. Moreover the phone was already switched off.

June 13th 2018 AN ACCA USER 370 Points