Arrangements for exams and assessment
If you have a disability, temporary medical condition, or injury that will affect your performance in examinations, you can apply for individual exam arrangements.
Arrangements vary depending on your requirements and supporting evidence but can include things like extra time for writing or rest breaks, advising the marker of your specific learning difficulties or autistic spectrum condition, using a computer, having someone to write/read for you and having exam papers in suitable format (eg braille, large print).
Applying for arrangements
Apply now by completing our online
application form (.pdf).
There are two deadlines each academic year for exam arrangements:
- 31 October for December/January examinations
- 31 January for May/June examinations
After these deadlines, there is no guarantee that we can put arrangements in place until the next examination period.
There are some circumstances where you may have to apply after a deadline, such as if you receive a new diagnosis or sustain a temporary injury which will impact your ability to sit exams. Please contact us to discuss exam arrangements.
There is no need to reapply each year if you are on an existing course. If you have started a new course eg. a postgraduate course or have transferred to a different scheme, please contact
If your application is accepted, your individual exam arrangements will apply to all future exams on your current course, unless or until you cancel the arrangements. It is not possible to opt-out of your arrangements for an individual exam.
Methods of assessment vary, although most courses are assessed on written
course work such as essays, as well as examinations. Some subjects also require
practical, fieldwork or study abroad. If you wish to discuss access to
assessment, please contact us.