Services for Students

Alternative exam arrangements

For alternative examination arrangements (reasonable adjustments) to be put in place we require appropriate supporting evidence.  Once in place, they will be maintained throughout your time at the University but can be reviewed and updated as necessary.

If you move from an undergraduate to a postgraduate course please contact us to confirm you still require the same arrangements. 

Please contact us as soon as you become aware you need support.  Do not wait till the published deadline dates below.

For the main University Assessment and Examinations information, click here.

Deadlines for alternative examination arrangements
Exam periodDeadline for providing evidence via NottinghamHubFurther guidance
August 2023 12 noon Friday 14th July 2023 


May 2023

12 noon Thursday 2nd March 2023

Please upload your supporting evidence and a completed 'Your Essential Information Form' to NottinghamHub by the deadline date and time given.

Guidance on evidence requirements

Your Essential Information Form

How to upload to NottinghamHub

January 2023 12noon Wednesday 9th November 2022

The deadline has now passed.   Please continue to share your details with us. You may need to submit an Extenuating Circumstances Form and full details are here


Please explain which adjustments you require when you upload your evidence or attach a completed 'Your Essential Information Form' too.

Reasonable adjustments can include:

  • Additional time 
  • Room adjustments 
  • Use of a computer
  • Use of equipment such as coloured filters 
  • Adjustments to the format of exam papers
  • Support workers (scribes or readers)

These support arrangements when approved by Disability Support Services may not be relevant for all the assessments you take during your time at University.  Please speak to the relevant person in your School/Department prior to any timed assessments to verify the accommodations that are in place.

Please note that exam stress, anxiety, panic or nerves are experienced by many students and these are not normally a sufficient reason to provide reasonable adjustments.  If you are feeling particularly anxious you can view the Counselling Services' selfhelp resources which include exam anxiety

Further links

You can read more about our marking guidelines supporting the use of stickers. 

An overview of the Schools' requirement to meet the needs of disabled students is included in the Quality Manual.  

Further information on exam procedures and alternative assessments can be viewed in this section of the University's Quality Manual

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