There are times when the impact of an ongoing disability or condition can affect performance in an exam. Here are some examples which demonstrate why adjustments may be necessary:
If you feel you need some additional support, the University may be able to put in place some adjustments for your exams such as:
Please note, if you have an online exam which you can complete within a 24-hour period (or longer), additional time is not applied in these circumstances.
For support to be put in place, you will need to provide evidence to Disability Services and have a meeting with a Disability Adviser by the following dates:
For the May 2023 exam period – Friday 7 April 2023
If you have an exam or in-class test outside the January and May exam periods, please note the cut-off date for registering and providing evidence to Disability Services is three weeks before the date of the exam.
Please book an appointment with a Disability Adviser as soon as possible. You will need to provide evidence of your disability which can be in the form of a letter from your GP, an educational psychologist assessment or a report from a medical or clinical practitioner. You will also need to register with the service which you can do by completing the registration form. Your Disability Adviser will be able to provide more details about this.
To make an appointment with a Disability Adviser:
Appointments are currently offered online, via telephone or in person.
If you already have a Personal Learning Support Plan (PLSP) in place which states the support you require in exams; you do not need to contact Disability Services but check with your academic school that they are aware of your exam adjustments.
If you have any general enquiries about exam support, please email email@example.com with the subject 'Exam Support'.