Guidance for staff on student administration and support
Applications can be made for adjustments to exam arrangements owing to disability and/or illness.
Adjustments may include extra writing time, use of a computer, rest time, or use of assistive software.
Applications are made using the secure SharePoint site.
If access to the SharePoint site is required please email email@example.com
If the student is registered with the Disability Advisory Service (DAS) a Disability Advisor may assess the students requirements and prepare a Student Support Plan (SSP) providing recommendations for living accommodation, teaching and assessments.
If a student with alternative arrangements is also taking exams organised by the department it is helpful if these details can be included in the application.
Students can find details of their alternative arrangements that have been approved in Student Self Service and on their individual exam timetable.
Students are advised to apply for alternative arrangements for their exams as early as possible and no later than Week 4 of the term before their exams are due to take place.
*Scheduling requests must be submitted by Week 4 of Michaelmas Term in order to be factored into exam timetables.
Ongoing exam adjustments apply for the duration of a student's course.
Temporary exam adjustments apply either for the year or the exam period.
If the student changes course or college, a new application will need to be made in order for the adjustments to be applied to that course and communicated to the correct course contacts.
Alternative arrangements specifically for written exams can only be made once permission has been sought via the Exam Administration and Services team.
Further information on applying for dispensations is available here.
Alternative examination arrangements
Tel: 01865 276302
Tel: 01865 270091