The Proctors, via the Examinations Administration Processes team (EAP), are responsible for agreeing adjustments for examinations. Students who have registered their disability with the Disability Advisory Service should apply for adjustments through their college Senior Tutor. Non-matriculated students should apply through their department Disability Lead. Typical adjustments may include extra time, use of a word processor, coloured paper, additional time for rests and timetabling requests. Special arrangements for other forms of examinations, such as vivas, may also be requested.
The adjustments should be specified either by the Disability Advisory Service or by a medical doctor through a medical certificate. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for the correct documentation from a medical professional or Disability Advisory Service. For students registered with the disability service, colleges should apply for special adjustments through the Disability Advisory Service who will send the request to the EAP team with the necessary documentation. For students who are not disabled but who have a medical condition, the request for special adjustments should be sent by the college directly to the EAP team accompanied by the medical certificate which specifies the adjustments requested.
The request for adjustments is made in the context of the normal examination arrangements, normal practice within the University and any special case set out for the student. The student has the right of appeal to Education Committee if the Proctors do not allow the adjustments requested. Students should apply for reasonable adjustments well in advance of their examinations, preferably in the Michaelmas Term. Where appropriate, once approval has been given for alternative arrangements, this will be valid for all University examinations taken during the course of study. However, it is the responsibility of the candidate to apply for any changes to the arrangements and to inform the EAP team of any material change in circumstances that might affect the suitability of the arrangements.