Exam arrangements

If you have up-to-date confirmation of your condition, then the University will usually consider putting in place any recommendations that an Educational Psychologist, specialist assessor, doctor or consultant makes. Usually, it would be expected that an assessment for a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, was carried out when you were over the age of 16 and medical evidence is no more than two years old. Once the AccessAbility Centre has a copy of your paperwork, and a member of staff has met with you to discuss the recommendations, then the examination arrangements can be put in place. Typical exam adjustments are:

  • Extra time
  • An amanuensis or scribe
  • Coloured paper
  • Enlarged fonts
  • Use of a word processor

The AccessAbility Centre requests certain adjustments on your behalf, and these are then considered and put in place by the Examinations Office. It is very important that requests are made and the appropriate form filled in at the earliest possible opportunity.  There is a deadline for completion of exam requests and it may not be possible to make adjustments that are requested at very short notice. 

If you require any adjustments to exams, please make an appointment.

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