Alternative Arrangements

Alternative Arrangements

For students with a disability, specific learning difficulty, mental health condition or injury.

Ongoing Exam Arrangements

If you have a long term disability or a specific learning difficulty that may affect your exams, you should contact Student Health and Wellbeing as soon as possible.

You may be eligible for alternative exam arrangements, for example:

  • extra time
  • use of a PC
  • rest breaks
  • a support worker such as a scribe and/or reader

Deadlines for 2019/20 Exam Arrangements

The closing dates for supplying your psychological report or medical evidence to Student Health and Wellbeing are:

SemesterDeadline for Providing Evidence
Semester One 15 November 2019
Semester Two 13 March 2020
Resits 24 July 2020

For further information visit the Student Health and Wellbeing website.

Temporary Exam Arrangements

If you have a temporary injury or short term medical condition you can apply for exam adjustments by completing a Temporary Exam Arrangements Form (TEAF).

We require the form a minimum of 3 working days before your first exam.

You must read the guidance before completing the form: 

Illness and Other Unforeseen Circumstances

If you are unable to attend an exam due to unforeseen and unavoidable personal extenuating circumstances, including illness, you should advise your academic unit by completing the Personal Extenuating Circumstances (PEC) Form so that appropriate adjustments can be considered.

Religious Observance and Festivals

If you have a religious observance, festival or holiday that coincides with the date for one or more of your exams, then you should follow the above guidance on 'Illness and Other Unforeseen Circumstances'. You should also submit a PEC Form with relevant supporting evidence. In these circumstances, contact your School Office for further advice.


The University recognises the importance of Ramadan and is aware that it will overlap with the Semester Two exam period until at least 2019. For any students who will be observing Ramadan, we recommend that you read the advice and guidance regarding staying healthy.

Observing Ramadan will not be considered as an acceptable reason to defer your exams. Should the impact of fasting have a significant effect on your health, this can be considered through the Personal Extenuating Circumstances (PEC) procedure.