Special Arrangements for Tests and Examinations
Students who have a disability that will significantly impact on their performance in timed assessments can apply for special arrangements.
Special arrangements for examinations are generally set up, if required, when registering with our service. However you can make an application at any time, though there are restrictions around specific exam periods.
The application is considered on behalf of the Academic Administration Committee and a resolution is made.
Types of special arrangements that may be provided include:
- Extra time
- Ergonomic furniture
- Use of computer
- Separate rooms
- You must register with our service.
- Your Disability Resource Advisor will discuss the most appropriate special arrangements.
The final dates for applications for special arrangements for mid-year and end-of-year examinations in 2013 are:
- Thursday 23 May for mid-year examinations
- Thursday 3 October for end-of-year examinations
Once the Disability Resource Service has approved your special arrangements, academic departments are then responsible for providing these arrangements for tests (or other internal assessments if required).
It is your responsibility to confirm any special arrangements required with the Administrator of the Department concerned no later than one working week before the day of the test (or other assessment). If you contact the Department after this time there is no guarantee that a special arrangement will be made.
Formal Mid-Year and End-of-Year Examinations
Implementation of exam special arrangements for formal exams are automatically arranged by the examinations department.
Tests and examinations for Summer School have the same process as for Departmental Tests.
Please Note: Although the support received from the Disability Resource Service is documented on their internal transcript it does not appear on their external transcript or noted on their qualification.
Limited Full-Time Study
As a student registered with our service, you may be eligible to apply for Limited Full-Time Study which enables you to study part-time and retain eligibility for a Student Allowance. For further information, contact your Disability Resource Service Advisor.