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
January 2022 12th November 2021

The deadline has now passed for January 2022 exam adjustments.  Please continue to provide evidence in support of adjustments but you will need to submit an Extenuating Circumstances claim for the January exam period. 

Extenuating Circumstances information

May 2022

11th March 2022

The deadline has now passed for May 2022 exam adjustments.  Please continue to provide evidence in support of adjustments but you will need to submit an Extenuating Circumstances claim for the May exam period. 

Extenuating Circumstances information

August 2022 4pm on Friday 15th July 2022

The deadline has now passed for August resit 2022 exam adjustments.  Please continue to provide evidence in support of adjustments but you will need to submit an Extenuating Circumstances claim for the August exam period. 

Extenuating Circumstances information

 

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

Student Services

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