Alternative Arrangements

Alternative Arrangements

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

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.  The deadline for submitting evidence for the August resit exam period of the 2022-23 academic year is Friday 28 July 2023.

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

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

If you have a temporary injury or short term medical condition, please go to the 'Temporary Arrangements' tab.

For further information visit the Student Health and Wellbeing website.

Temporary 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:

TEAF Guidance (PDF: 625kB)

Temporary Exam Arrangements Form (TEAF)

Personal Circumstances

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 prevents or affects your ability to complete one or more of your exams, then you should follow the above guidance on 'Illness and Other Unforeseen Circumstances' and complete the Personal Extenuating Circumstances (PEC) Form providing details of the difficulties you have faced. In such circumstances, you may wish to contact your School Office/Personal Tutor for further advice.


The University recognises the importance of Ramadan and is aware that some students may have exams scheduled during this time.  

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.

Ramadan Health Guide (PDF:2,163kb) offers advice and guidance on staying healthy during Ramadan.