Student Services

Long Term exam adjustments

As part of its commitment to equality of opportunity, the University believes that assessment methods should, as well as being appropriate to the academic objectives of the course, minimise the impact of a student's disability on performance in assessment. This means that some students may require adjustments to examination arrangements.

The University Guidelines set out the arrangements for organising the effective assessment of students who have a disability or long-term medical condition, including details of the procedure to follow to apply for adjustments to be made. The Overview, Policy and determination of adjustments to examination arrangements can be found in the Quality Manual.

Please see the Academic Support and Disability Support websites for deadlines to arrange an appointment for adjustments to exam arrangements.

Procedure for students

Students should make an appointment with Academic Support/Disability Support before published deadlines.

It will not normally be possible to make adjustments for a forthcoming examination period if this deadline is not met: 

  • All requests for adjustments to examination arrangements should be supported by current acceptable evidence of a disability or long term medical condition such as written report from a registered medical practitioner, an educational psychologist or a psychiatrist.
  • Students whose requests are successful will see information about the arrangements via the 'My Course' section on the Portal approximately 4 weeks after the above deadlines.
  • Once adjustments to examination arrangements have been made these will be maintained for you throughout your current program of study.  If you return to the University to study a new program (e.g. Postgraduate Masters) you will need to contact Academic Support so your arrangements can be transferred to your new course.  An appointment at Academic Support is needed even if you have had adjustments to examination arrangements at a previous institution.
  • Where a student is dissatisfied with the adjustments to examination arrangements determined for them, they should contact Academic Support/Disability Support.

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