Deadlines for requests
January 2014 examinations - 11th December 2013
May 2014 examinations - 28th April 2014
August 2014 examinations - 28th July 2014
Permitted temporary arrangements
The following temporary arrangements may be made for a student suffering from a short-term illness or injury for the forthcoming examination period only.
Additional time - 15 minutes per hour - Additional time of 15 minutes per hour may be given where a student is using a computer or where the student will be writing their own answers and will need additional time owing to their medical condition.
Rest breaks - 15 minutes per hour - Rest breaks of up to 15 minutes per hour may be permitted where a student has an illness or injury which requires breaks during the exam time e.g. to recover if easily tired, move around, medication, snacks, drinks and/or more frequent visits to the toilet. Rest breaks are strictly 'pen down' time. Students should be permitted to take their rest breaks as they require them. It is acceptable for a student to take all rest breaks in one break or to take a number of shorter breaks up to the maximum allowable e.g. 3 hour exam = rest breaks of up to 45 minutes total.
Smaller room - This option may be used e.g. where a student is experiencing panic attacks for the first time or has a condition whereby they will feel more comfortable sitting in a room with a smaller group of students.
Separate room - This option may be used e.g. where a student is experiencing panic attacks for the first time or has a condition whereby they will feel more comfortable sitting in a separate room.
Use of a computer - A student who is unable to write their answers may be permitted the use of a computer. Additional time of 15 minutes per hour should be given where this option is used. Where this arrangement is made within the School a separate room will be required. Please note that this is a different mode of taking the assessment and may disadvantage the student.
Permission to bring additional furniture/equipment to the exam room - It may be necessary for a student to bring additional furniture/equipment to the exam room to allow them to sit their exam comfortably e.g. cushion, ergonomic chair.
Please note that students should also be advised that if short-term illness or injury is likely to extend into the next exam period, they will need to contact Academic Support for assessment to continue to receive adjustments to examination arrangements in future exam periods as these will not automically roll over to the next exam period.
Examinations and Timetabling
Academic Services Division
University of Nottingham