Support for Examinations

I require support for my exams: how should I arrange these?

Support adjustments are put in place by the Student Examinations Team at the request of the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service (DDSS). You must speak to a Disability Advisor in the DDSS.

Will I automatically receive the same support here as for my A' Level examinations?

No, you must contact the Disability and Dyslexia Support Team based in The Hillsborough Suite as soon as possible to discuss.

Do I need to register each session for exam support?

No - The recommendation that we receive from the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service will state how long the support arrangements are to remain in place. We will make arrangements for you, based on their recommendations.

When will I receive information about support adjustments?

You will be contacted directly by the Student Examinations Team in the run up to each exam session, usually around three weeks before the first day of exams. Please check your University email account regularly to ensure that you do not miss any information.

On the day of my exam who should I report to regarding support?

Please report to the Chief Invigilator, who will have a record of the arrangements that are in place for you.

If I have support adjustments, where will my exam be?

Your exam will normally take place in a venue separate to the main halls. Several venues are used, depending on the number of students in a session and the nature of arrangements. Exams will take place at the same time as those in the main halls.

When will I receive information about support adjustments if my exams do not take place during the main exam sessions?

You will be contacted routinely before each examination.  Venues will change throughout the year, depending on space available. Please check your University email account regularly to ensure that you do not miss any information.

Should I follow the information provided on the main timetable if I receive support adjustments for my examinations?

If support has been agreed by the Disability and Dyslexia Support Team, you will receive an email from the Student Examinations Team confirming your examination arrangements. These arrangements are likely to be different from those on the main timetable.

As part of support adjustment, when will my rest periods be?

If you have been recommended rest periods in your exams, let invigilators know when you wish to take a break.

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