Exam arrangements for disabled students

Information about exam arrangements for disabled students.

We want to make sure that disabled students can complete their exams and will work with you to identify and recommend appropriate reasonable adjustments. Examples include additional time allowances, a scribe, a separate room, rest breaks.

The video below explains more about the support you can get for your exams.

Arranging exam support

In order to access this support, you will need to contact Disability Advice and Guidance and provide appropriate evidence of your disability. A member of the team will then be able to discuss your individual needs and recommend reasonable adjustments for your exams.

Schools and departments are responsible for implementing your recommended exam adjustments for any exams that they arrange directly, for example, class tests, online tests.  The examinations team within Student Administration and Support will ensure your exam recommendations are implemented for centrally organised exams.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to exam timetabling requirements, you will need to have provided supporting evidence and met with a Disability Adviser, prior to the university administrative cut-off date.  Recommendations made after the cut-off date for that semester cannot be implemented until the next assessment period.  Deadline dates for each exam period is available from Student Administration and Support.

Semester One deadline has now passed.

Semester Two deadline is Friday 15th March 2024.

Reviewing your exam support

If you think the exam support that is in place needs reviewing, please contact us.

Speak to a Disability coach

If you are unable to find the answer to your query on our web pages, please visit our Disability Coaches drop-in during term time from 11am-3pm in the Alsop Building, University Square (no appointment needed).