Examination Arrangements January 2023
Please see the exam timetable page for more detail, and dates / times of your exams. You will receive an e-mail to confirm when the timetable has been published.
If you have a query regarding a specific module/assessment please contact the Module Organizer.
The exam timetable will indicate whether your exam is online (i.e. released via Blackboard) or in person on campus. Please see action you’ll be required to take below depending on the type of exam listed.
In Person on Campus Exam
Students with PLSPs (Personal Learning Support Plans) must book examination adjustments prior to EVERY end of semester in person on campus exam as soon as the timetables are published.
This is to ensure that reasonable adjustments match the assessment method for each of your exams.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and by Friday 9th December 2022 and include the following details:
- Your name and student ID.
- Your year of study and the name of your degree programme.
- The module code of exam(s) that you are taking, along with the date that they are being sat.
- WHICH of the adjustments from your PLSP you require for each of the exams you are sitting.
Once this information has been received, an Exam Adjustment Form will be completed and e-mailed to you as confirmation that your adjustments have been made.
But, should you wish to discuss your arrangements with a member of staff from the Examinations Office, please note this on your e-mail and an appointment will be made for you.
- Please book in your arrangements as soon as possible. If you miss the deadline (Friday, 9 December), we cannot guarantee that we can put in place your adjustments. See: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/studentservices/disability/exams.php
- Students in Health Sciences: please contact your School for exam adjustments.
This format of exam has been designed to be inclusive, and so many individual adjustments (e.g. extra time, use of computer, exam support room etc.), are not necessary. If you usually have extra time and / or rest breaks, please take these during the 'open' period as required.
If you feel that the new format of these assessments is not accessible to you, please contact Disability Services to discuss this as soon as possible.
Good practice for this format of assessment:
- Prepare as you would for a standard exam.
- If you have IT / connectivity issues, please contact the IT Services Helpdesk; they can help resolve issues remotely (email from your Uni email address if possible, and include a contact telephone number).
- If IT issues cannot be resolved, you will be able to request a First Sit or Alternative Arrangements – see below.
- Decide what time you will stop for the day to ensure that you get adequate rest.
- Don’t leave it until the last minute to submit the work, in case of technical / connectivity difficulties on the day. Consider submitting in the evening (even though the deadline will be 8.59am), as this could allow better rest overnight.
What if I can’t sit the exam at the time it is scheduled?
This could be for a range of reasons, including internet connectivity / technical issues, illness, and self-isolation. If you are unable to complete the exam at the time it is scheduled, please use the Request Centre to ask for a First Sit or Alternative Arrangements’. If you are unable to access the Request Centre, call 01248 388400 during weekdays 10-12 and 2-4 so that staff can help you.
Marking considerations (Yellow Slip)
Bangor University students with a Specific Learning Difference (SpLD), who are registered with Disability Services and have a Personal Learning Support Plan in place, are offered the reasonable adjustment of a yellow slip. The yellow slip means that coursework and examinations will be marked according to content and ideas, and marks will not be deducted for spelling and structure, unless these form part of the marking criteria / learning outcomes.
Please remember to copy and paste a yellow slip into each exam script before you submit (you can find your yellow slip in your PLSP: if you are unsure how to do this, please see Marking Considerations (Yellow Slips) for further guidance).
To access the electronic yellow slip:
- Go to your PLSP page.
- Right click on the yellow slip image.
- Right click on the copy image.
- Paste image into a word document.
- Alternatively, the image can be dragged from the PLSP page straight into a word document.
In Person On Campus Exams
Students who are completing in person on campus examinations will complete an answer book as normal. A paper yellow slip (that will need to be collected from Disability Services Reception, Lower Ground Floor, Rathbone) will need to be inserted into the booklet.
For those undertaking assessment on a computer, you will need to follow the same procedure as the Online Exams section above – and copy and paste your yellow slip at the front of your examination.