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Alternative Exam Arrangements

Alternative Exam Arrangements


Alternative Exam Arrangements are any reasonable adjustments made to an examination where the standard exam arrangements put you at a substantial disadvantage because of a physical or mental impairment, specific learning difficulty or health condition.


For more information on Alternative Exam Arrangements, please visit Wellbeing Support Services.

There may be deadlines for requesting Alternative Exam Arrangements that are specific to both the examination period and/or your academic department.


The university-wide (excluding MBChB) deadlines for Alternative Exam Arrangement requests in 2021/22 are as follows:

Examination Period Deadline
December 2021


To be confirmed

January 2022
March 2022
April 2022


To be confirmed

May 2022
Summer 2022


If the above deadlines are not met, the University will not normally grant Alternative Exam Arrangements for any requests related to circumstances which are not unexpected and could reasonably have been anticipated. In these circumstances, students are advised to notify their departments of such circumstances and may be required to declare mitigating circumstances in accordance with the University's policy on mitigating circumstances.

If you are an MBChB student in Warwick Medical School, the deadlines for submitting Alternative Exam Arrangement requests for the 2021/22 academic year are as follows:

Examination Period Cohort Deadline
March/April 2022 Phase III Finals Monday 7th February 2022 - 17:00 GMT
June/July 2022 Phase I Summative Monday 2nd May 2022 - 17:00 BST
September/October 2022 Phase II Summative Monday 8th August 2022 - 17:00 BST


If the above deadlines are not met, the University will not normally grant Alternative Exam Arrangements for any requests related to circumstances which are not unexpected and could reasonably have been anticipated. In these circumstances, students are advised to notify their departments of such circumstances and may be required to declare mitigating circumstances in accordance with the University's policy on mitigating circumstances.

In-department Examinations and Further Information

Students with approved Alternative Exam Arrangements who are required to sit on-campus examination(s) in their home department are required to contact the Examinations Secretary in their home department to confirm the precise location for their examination(s). The time and date will be provided following the publication of the examination timetable.


If you have any questions in relation to Alternative Exam Arrangements, please contact the Examinations Team at aea@warwick.ac.uk