Coursework and Examinations
You may be entitled to reasonable adjustments in examinations, such as extra time, use of a computer, provision of a reader or amanuensis (the use of a scribe).
You will need to contact the Disability Services Team as soon as possible following the start of your course to ensure that these reasonable adjustments are organised well in advance of any formal examinations. For examinations in January you need to contact us by mid-November, and for exams in May, by end of the March. Further details
Where the recommendations for examinations are for standard provision, for example extra time, the use of a separate room, a computer or the use of a non-programmable hand-held spell checker, these will be automatically approved on behalf of the Board of Examiners.
You will need to provide evidence to have examination support and these adjustments will be included in your individual action plan. Your action plan is sent to the assessments team and it is inputted into your file, and when you have formal examinations this information will be appear automatically for the full duration of your course.
If you need adjustments beyond those listed above, the Disability Services Team will discuss this with the assessments team and academic staff where appropriate.
The University encourages you to access the recommended non-medical help support, such as specialist study skills, as per recommendations of DSA or internal assessment as listed on your action plan. This will help support you to meet assessment deadlines.
Further information on assessments and academic processes such as Extenuating Circumstances is available here.