If you have registered with Disability & Dyslexia Team and have provided the required documentation, you will have a Teaching and Learning Support Requirements form set up for you. Examination adjustments may be part of your support arrangements. Once in place, these adjustments will stand for the duration of your programme, unless they are for a temporary condition or are altered due to a change in your condition.

Deadline for accessing exam adjustments
 

You will need to register for your support arrangements with the Disability & Dyslexia Team before the termly exam deadline which is week 7 of each term. For Semester One the deadline will usually be within the first 2 weeks of November. Please contact the Disability and Dyslexia team on ddac@uel.ac.uk for exact dates for each term.  After this deadline has passed, we are not able to guarantee that you can access exam arrangements for assessments for that term.

If you require examination adjustments, please make an appointment with the Disability and Dyslexia Team as soon as possible. You will need to provide diagnostic evidence of any diagnosis or conditions. 

If you miss the deadline, you may be able to submit a claim for extenuation. The UEL Students' Union can provide advice and guidance on how to make an extenuation claim.

For students who require a reader or scribe for exams, we are encouraging the use of assistive technology for this. If you have any queries about this, please contact the Disability and Dyslexia Team. 

 

Changes in your circumstances or condition


If you need to review or change your exam arrangements, please contact the Disability & Dyslexia Team before the end of Week 7 of term.

Please note that you may need to provide additional evidence in support of any request to put in place additional examination arrangements.  Please book an appointment with the Disability and Dyslexia Team as soon as you are aware that your needs have changed.

 

In class tests
 

Formal exams are organised by the assessment unit, whereas, in class tests are organised by your module leader, they will be responsible for putting in place your exam arrangements based on what has been recommended in your Teaching and Learning Support Requirements form.

If you have an examination support worker such as a scribe recommended as part of your Teaching and Learning Support Requirements, please contact the Disability and Dyslexia Team as soon as you find out about your class test. We need at least one week's notice to make these arrangements.

 

Student responsibilities for exams

 

  • For centrally organised exams, it is the students responsibility to check the exam timetable when it is released so they are aware of the date/time that their exams will take place. If you have exam arrangements in place, the assessment unit will contact you directly approximately 3 weeks prior to the exams to confirm your specific exam arrangements.
  • Students should inform the Disability & Dyslexia Team if their support / exam arrangements need reviewing as soon as they become aware of this.
  • Students should inform the Disability & Dyslexia Team of any in-class tests one week in advance in order to put in the necessary exam arrangements (e.g. Reader/Scribe, extra time)
  • Students should read and familiarise themselves with exam information in preparation for their exams.