Exam support


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 (see below).

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
  • Writer
  • Reader/writer
  • Ergonomic furniture
  • Use of computer
  • Separate rooms

How to apply

The final dates for applications for special arrangements for pre-existing diagnoses for the examinations are:

  • Thursday 11 May for mid-year examinations 2017
  • Thursday 28 September for end-of-year examinations 2017
  • Be mindful that different cut-off dates apply for Bridging and Summer School examinations

Should you experience a temporary impairment and require support for your examinations after the cut-off date, please contact DRS immediately so we can help.

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