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Month: January 2018 (Page 2 of 2)

Special exam arrangements drop in sessions


If you have, or suspect you may have a disability, get in touch with the disability team before Friday 9 February 2018 to make special arrangements.

What are special exam arrangements?

Special exam arrangements are put in place to support students with disabilities, long-term medical conditions, mental health or specific learning difficulties and aim to ensure that these students are not disadvantaged as a result of their condition.

Depending on your support needs, arrangements could include being allowed to sit your exam in an alternative location away from the main cohort of students, permission to use a computer, rest breaks or extra time. You can find more examples of special arrangements here.

New to the service?

How do I know if I’m eligible?

If you are not sure about what counts as a disability or whether you’re eligible for special exam arrangements, please get in touch with us on 0118 378 4202 or by emailing If you’re on campus, you can also visit the DAS reception the ground floor of the Carrington building between 10am and 4pm, Monday – Friday, and we’ll be happy to help.

How do I apply?

To get the process started, you will need to complete a Disability Advisory Service registration form and provide us with evidence of your disability, long-term medical conditions or specific learning difficulty.

Once you have registered, we will confirm your evidence and you will be asked to confirm that the recommended exam arrangements meet your needs.

Already registered with the Disability team?

As you have registered with the University’s Disability Advisory Service, you are eligible to apply for special exam arrangements. It is important that you apply for exam arrangements as soon as possible before the deadline on Friday 9 February 2018 to ensure these can be confirmed and put in place prior to the start of your exams. You can apply for these arrangements by getting in touch with the team on . A Disability Adviser will then work with you to identify any reasonable adjustments that could be recommended for your exams, taking into account the information you have provided from your doctor, medical specialist or specific learning difficulties assessor.

If you already have special exam arrangements in place, or have already spoken to a Disability Adviser about the arrangements you would like, you do not need to apply again.

If your support needs change at any time during your course or you have any queries, please do contact us as soon as possible on 0118 378 4202 or at

Are you an MPhil/PhD student?

Please submit your completed registration form and medical evidence, then book an appointment with a Disability Advisor. At your appointment the Advisor will look at how adjustments can be made to support your studies.

Drop in sessions with the Disability Advisory Service:

If you have any questions about the service and how it might be able to support you with exam arrangements, why not attend one of the exam ‘drop-in’ sessions for quick queries:

  • Thursday 11th January – 2-3pm – Palmer building, room G04
  • Wednesday 17th January – 2-3pm – Palmer building, room 106

Need somewhere to stay? There’s accommodation available.

If you’re fed up of your commute or are looking to be closer to your academic buildings, you can apply for university accommodation starting this January.

Accommodation is available up until June or September. Short-term lets are also considered if they are over three days. Please contact the accommodation office directly if you are interested in a short-term let.

How to apply:

1. Login to the RISIS portal
2. Select Accommodation from the Actions menu, then click to make an application

Alternatively, you can contact the accommodation office on or 0118 378 4203 if you have any further questions.


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