Exams and Exam Adjustments

Students with a documented disability, injury, illness, short or long-term health condition that affects their ability to undertake assessment or examinations may have exam adjustments included as part of their management plan. Current medical evidence is required and early notice is important so that every effort can be made to meet your needs.

Alternative assessment adjustments can be discussed with an AccessAbility Advisor and will be based on your health circumstances and course requirements. This may include negotiation with academic staff.

Exam adjustments may include:

  • Use of a scribe or reader
  • Additional working time
  • Rest breaks
  • Alternative formatting of examination papers
  • Alternative room with suitable lighting
  • Use of alternative furniture (e.g. ergonomic chairs, adjustable tables, lecterns)
  • Access to food and drink
  • Access to medication and medical equipment
  • Wheelchair access
  • Use of computer

The Examinations team will manage any approved on course/mid term examinations, test, quizzes that are held on campus.  Follow the link to  How to Apply for your On Course/Mid Term AccessAbility Exam Adjustments