Alternative Exam Arrangements and Accessibility
Alternative Exam Arrangements (AEA)
An Alternative Exam Arrangement (AEA) is any reasonable adjustment made to an exam assessment where we consider the standard exam arrangements will put you at a disadvantage because of a disability, health condition or specific learning difficulty.
Deadlines for applications
- For exams taking place in the January 2018 exam period, submit forms to School by 6 November 2017
- For exams taking place in the Summer 2017 exam period, submit forms to School by 9 February 2018
- For exams taking place in the August-September 2017 exam period, submit forms to School by 16 July 2018
- If you have a Disability Support Summary (DSS):
- If you do not have a DSS:
- Complete the Alternative Arrangements Form (Office document, 46kB) Part A and B
Access university buildings
Find detailed access information about accessing our university buildings.
Guidelines for staff
Full Alternative arrangements guidance for Staff (Office document, 17kB) are available.
Using computers in exams
Download and complete the relevant AEA form (from the box above) to apply to use a computer in your exam.
If you are allowed to use a computer you may be accommodated in a room arranged by the Exams Office or your faculty or school.
All exams taking place using computers must comply with standard exam requirements and your school must ensure there is technical support available at all times.
There will be no access to the Internet or calculation facilities (if you are doing an exam which allows the use of a calculator you can bring your own approved calculator to the exam).
Scripts will be printed immediately after your exam and passed to the invigilator. All scripts must contain your candidate number and the title of the exam.
All printed scripts will be inserted into a University exam script booklet. The cover of the script book will be completed according to instructions.
Using a translation dictionary in exams
If your first language is not English, you might be given permission to use a translation dictionary in your exam. You are not allowed to use an electronic translation device in any exam.
If your school allows the use of a translation dictionary:
- Complete the Authorisation for the use of a translation dictionary in examinations (Office document, 30kB) and hand to your school administrator.
- Bring your completed form to each exam you have been given permission to use a translation dictionary in.
- Display the authorisation form on your desk.
If you have any queries about the process for authorisation of the use of translation dictionaries in examinations please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must display the authorisation form on your desk or you will have the material confiscated and a report will be sent to your school/department.
If you have any other specific accessibility requirements not covered in the DisabledGo link, please contact your school.
Deadlines for Faculty staff
- For exams taking place in January 2018 data must be input by Faculty Office by 13 November 2017, following approval.
- For exams taking place in Summer 2018 data must be input by Faculty Office by 16 February 2018, following approval.
- For exams taking place in August-September 2018 data must be input by Faculty Office by 17 July 2018, following approval.