If you are a student experiencing a disability, support need or medical condition you may be entitled to specific support arrangements within exams. It is important that you contact Disability Advice and Guidance as early as possible to discuss this support further.
All formal examinations are arranged by Student Administration & Support (SAS) however Disability Advice and Guidance can liaise with SAS on your behalf to help create an independent and accessible examination enviroment. Please note that the student is responsible for producing information to support their access requests.
Types of support can include, for example:
- Extra time in exams
- A reader
- A scribe
- Use of a p.c. / other equipment
- Rest breaks
- Separate room
- Use of ergonomic furniture
- Permission to bring food and drink into exams
For further information contact Disability Advice and Guidance.
Any disabled students who hold evidence for obtaining support in examinations should arrange to visit the Advice and Guidance Team as soon as possible to ensure that arrangements are put in place for your examinations and to find out whether you may benefit from any other support.
Please note: Students are required to bring evidence of their disability, health condition or specific learning difficulty with them to the Advice and Guidance drop in.
If you did not declare a disability during the admissions process and provide supporting documentation, or you have only recently been diagnosed with a disability or specific learning difficulty, you will need to provide documentation and give your consent before your support can be put in place.
Student Administration have useful information regarding Examinations and Assessments. Their webpages also contain information on the exam schedule, including cut off date for arranging exam reasonable adjustments for each exam period. Please note that we would need to be in receipt of appropriate evidence to discuss and agree any required exam support prior to this date.
Please come to speak to a member of the Advice and Guidance team at a drop-in session.
If you have other issues to discuss, you can arrange a separate appointment by emailing email@example.com or by calling 0151 794 4714/5117 or 0151 795 0323.