Students with disabilities
If you have a temporary or permanent disability you can apply for special arrangements to be made for your examinations.
Special arrangements may involve:
- using a reader and/or writer
- an extension of time
- special seating
- help with mobility difficulties
- use of a computer
- ergonomic furniture
Any student who requires special arrangements will sit his/her examination in a room allocated for this purpose.
How to apply
Deadlines for applications for special arrangements for 2013 examinations are:
- Mid-year examinations: Thursday, 23 May
- End-of-year examinations: Thursday, 3 October
To apply for special arrangements for examinations, you must register with the Disability Resource Service. Please see Special Arrangements for Examinations (Disability Resource Service website).
A letter outlining your arrangements will be sent to your student email address closer to examination time.
If you suffer a temporary disability or illness in the lead up to examinations contact the Disability Resource Service as soon as you are aware that you will need special arrangements. Applications submitted following the close of lectures will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and may be declined.
For further information, or, if you decide not to or cannot sit under the special conditions arranged contact the Examinations Special Arrangements Co-ordinator in advance as early as possible.
If you require special arrangements for internal assessments, you must register with the Disability Resource Service. Please see Special Arrangements for Examinations (Disability Resource Service website). In addition, you must contact the relevant departmental administrator at least one week before each assessment.