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Special Examination Arrangements

Medical conditions and or disabilities: if you have a long-term disability, temporary disability, learning difficulty, illness or other medical condition that could affect your ability to take examinations, please see the Wellbeing Support Services information

The Wellbeing Support Services Team can offer advice and, in some cases, recommend reasonable adjustments for your examinations. Please note the deadlines for the Examination Team to receive recommendations are shown below:

Examination Period Deadline

December to March

April, May and Summer

no later than Wednesday, 21 November 2018

no later than Wednesday, 06 March 2019  


Please note that the university will not normally grant special examination arrangements for any requests which are made after the appropriate deadline which relate to circumstances which are not unexpected and could reasonably have been anticipated. In these cases, students will be advised to notify their departments of such circumstances in accordance with University policy on mitigating circumstances in order that they may be considered, if appropriate, under the relevant Board of Examiners' procedure for dealing with factors presented in mitigation of examination performance.

The University's Policy on Reasonable Adjustments (Special Examination Arrangements for Students with Disabilities) can be found via this link.

Students with reasonable adjustments please note: any students with approved special examination arrangements who are to sit their examinations in their home department need to contact the examinations secretary in their home department to confirm the precise location for their examinations. The time and date will be as in the examination timetable.

Religious observance: if for reasons of religious observance you are unable to take examinations on particular day(s), you must notify your academic department and the Academic Office (Examinations) of your preferences, by completing the Religious Observance form. Fully completed forms should be submitted no later than Friday 8 February 2019 to: Examinations Section, Academic Office, University House. Please note that late submissions will not be accepted.

Please note that while the University will make every reasonable effort to avoid the times/dates in your request it may prove impossible to avoid specific days for your examinations, in which case you may wish to ask your academic department to see if they can make any alternative arrangements for you, or ask the relevant University chaplain if they could help in terms of chaperoning arrangements, for example . Therefore please note that submission of the religious observance request form does not mean that your examinations will definitely not be set on the days you would wish to avoid.