The University currently offers a range of facilities at examination time, including:
Students may be given additional time to complete an examination paper. The amount of additional time will be determined based on your individual requirements and might be granted in the following circumstances:
Supervised rest breaks may be granted as appropriate. Some candidates may require medical or other treatment during an examination. If an examination is interrupted for such reasons the duration of the break will not be deducted from the time allowed to complete the examination paper.
Separate Examination Venue
Some students may need to complete their examination in a room on their own either for physical or psychological reasons. This provision will be granted when it is deemed appropriate as a result of the candidate's disability.
Examination Support – Flexibility with deadlines
If you have accommodation for flexibility with deadlines for examinations for disability-related reasons this will be documented on your Individual Student Support Agreement (ISSA).
This adjustment should only be requested if you are unable to sit an exam due to disability related reasons and the following process should be applied:
It is important that examination venues are as comfortable as possible for all candidates. Some candidates may require additional items of furniture, as follows:
Support Providers will carry out practical tasks for a candidate whose disability prevents them from doing so themselves. Support Providers are not permitted to give factual information or advise the candidate on how to structure responses. Examples of One-to-One Support include:
Alternative Presentation of Exam Papers
Depending on a candidate's disability, he or she may require an examination paper to be produced in one of the following formats:
The use of technological aids may be the most effective means of communication for some candidates with disabilities. If a candidate chooses to use a personal computer with assistive software it will be the candidate's responsibility to ensure that they are proficient in the use of their chosen tool.
You will be treated on an individual basis to ensure that the facilities arranged meet your specific requirements.
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