Many of the students we see in Disability Services are awarded adjustments for their exams.
This might include:
If you need adjustments for your exams it is essential that you speak to someone in Disability Services to arrange this. There is a cut-off date by which this must be done (normally 5 working weeks prior to the exam session starting).
Cut-off dates are published regularly on studynet for our students to see.
You and your Disability Adviser can agree on what adjustments you need. They will then be recorded in a Study Needs Agreement which will remain active for the duration of your course.
Contact Disability Services to discuss the possibility of a one-off adjustment for your exams.
Any such adjustment will only be put in place for the one exam session and will not automatically be awarded for any future exams.
Your Disability Adviser will need to see evidence of your disability, injury, medical condition or pregnancy before any adjustments can be made.
If you do not already have medical evidence please leave enough time to get this prior to the cut-off date for agreeing adjustments.
If you have a specific learning difficulty such as Dyslexia or Dyspraxia, you must have a full diagnostic report from an assessment which was carried out when you were aged 16 or above by a fully qualified professional with a practicing certificate.
If you are awarded extra time you will be placed in one of our ‘extra time rooms’. This means you won’t be disturbed by all your peers getting up and leaving while you carry on writing.
You might be in a room with other people but they will also be using a computer. Most of our students who sit their exam using a computer will be based in one of our computer labs.
Your personal exam timetable will appear on your Studynet portal. This will tell you which room you are in although please note it does not give detail of the adjustments or any extra time you have been awarded.
If you have 1:1 invigilation you will receive an email from Disability Services confirming details of your exam.