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Reasonable Adjustments

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Reasonable adjustments refer to modifications or accommodations made to ensure that you have equal access to education and an inclusive learning environment. These adjustments are considered on an individual basis and are intended to level the playing field, mitigate the impact of your condition, and support you in your academic pursuits. Find out about support options and schedule a meeting with a Disability Adviser to discuss your individual needs; they will then contact your department for you.

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To be considered for reasonable adjustments, we encourage you to meet with a Disability Adviser.

Have you got supporting evidence?

Our recommendations are informed by evidence; you must provide any relevant, recent medical or other professional evidence. If you don't already have any evidence, you can get a medical professional to complete a medical evidence formLink opens in a new window. The same evidence can also be used to apply for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA).

If you do not have any documentation related to your disability or long-term health condition, we would still encourage you to make an appointment to speak with a Disability Adviser, as there may be other options available to you.

Other supporting evidence include:

  • a comprehensive diagnostic report for Specific Learning Differences carried out by a qualified professional with a practicing certificate.
  • a diagnostic report or medical evidence of AS, ADHD, or a mental health disability.
  • medical evidence from your GP or other suitable medical professional that states the nature of the condition, the impact on your studies and any recommendations for reasonable adjustments for teaching and assessments.

For lectures, seminars and other classes, you can get support such as:


For exams, you may be able to:

  • have a scribe, reader or BSL interpreter
  • do your exam in a different format
  • sit your exam in a separate room
  • use a computer
  • get extra time
  • take a rest break

Essays and assignments

For submissions, you may be able to:

  • get flexible deadlines
  • access additional support
  • do your essays and assignments in a different format
  • get marking labels


For presentations, you might be able to:

  • deliver a virtual presentation or hand in your slides
  • have a one-to-one presentation with the tutor marking your work
  • get a non-speaking role (if in a group)

Alternative methods of assessment

In some instances, it may be appropriate for you to have a variation to:

  • your assessments
  • your curriculum

This process will need to be discussed with staff in your department, and also the Disability Team.

Alternative exam arrangements

If you require alternative exam arrangements on disability grounds, please book an appointment with the Disability TeamLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window as soon as you can. There are key dates that the University has in place so that it can best support its students.

Further guidance about how alternative exam arrangements are applied in online exams can be found hereLink opens in a new window. If you are taking your exams in person, more useful information can be found hereLink opens in a new window.

More general information about alternative exam arrangements is in the link below: