Illness before or during an exam
If you’re unable to attend an exam due to illness or injury, you must contact a Student Support Adviser as soon as possible. They’ll be able to explain all the options available to you.
If you have a serious infectious illness such as chickenpox or mumps, please don’t attend the University, even to sit an exam.
If you’re ill during an exam, please raise your hand and make yourself known to the Invigilator so that they can assist you. If you leave the exam and are unable to return, please contact a Student Support Adviser as soon as you can.
Types of reasonable adjustment
If you have a disability or health condition you may be entitled to adjustments for exams.
Typical adjustments can include:
- extra writing time
- use of a PC
- desk breaks (inform the invigilator that you wish to leave your desk/room during the exam, and the clock will be stopped until you return to your desk. The standard time given for these breaks is 15 minutes per hour.)
- an adjusted room, which can include a smaller room, partitioned room and solo room
- a scribe, where you’ll dictate your answers to an exam support worker
- a reader, where the question paper will be read aloud to you
- exam papers or answer booklets in a different format
- ergonomic furniture.
We have detailed some of these adjustments and what you can expect from them in our factsheet.
Apply for reasonable adjustment
Please contact Disability Service before the exam deadline to arrange support. If you miss the deadline, please contact the Disability Service Team for your circumstances to be considered as some reasonable adjustments may still be accommodated.
If you need assistance, please contact an Information Point.
|Assessment period one: 7–18 January 2019||Thursday 1 November 2018|
|Assessment period two: 29 April to 24 May 2019||Friday 5 April 2019|
|Assessment period three: 15–26 July 2019||To be confirmed|
If you need emergency additional support arrangements because you’ve been injured or have a serious infectious illness, the University will make every effort to arrange them regardless of when you made your request.
If you have any exams taking place outside of the above assessment periods, the deadline to apply for alternative exam arrangements is three weeks before the exam date.
View your adjustments
Once your adjustments have been set up you’ll be able to view them within myUWE. Simply visit the Reasonable Adjustments section within the Personal Details tab.
Your adjustments will be in place for the duration of your course. If there’s any discrepancies please contact an Information Point.
Please note: If you have reasonable adjustments for exams you won’t be in the main exam room. Please go to the room specified on your exam timetable.
If you're entitled to extra time for any of your exams, this will now show on your timetable. Please note that it only applies to extra time, not rest breaks, which will be known by your exam invigilator.
Get in touch
If you have any questions about reasonable adjustments, please contact an Information Point.