Examination and Assessment Provision
The University adopts an individual approach to reasonable adjustments for assessment and examinations falling within the University’s rules. For adjustments to exams (e.g. extra time) you need to be registered with Disability Services and provide us with documentary evidence. We will then draw up a Personal Learning Support Plan which will include your exam adjustments.
The method of assessment of each module is detailed in the Gazettes. It is important that you check that assessment methods are accessible to you. If you have any concerns, you will need to liaise with your personal tutor, School Disability Tutor or disability services. Some adjustments may require a three-way discussion between you, your tutor and an Adviser to ensure that all programme requirements and learning outcomes are met and that the most appropriate adjustments for you can be put in place. In some cases, approval by the professional body validating the programme will also be required.
Booking your Exam Adjustments by 6 December 2019
This information relates to exams only. If alternative assessments are identified in your PLSP, these must be arranged with your School.
The January exam timetable is now available to students online.
Students with PLSPs (Personal Learning Support Plans) must book examination adjustments prior to EVERY end of semester exam series 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, 6 December and include the following details:
- Your name and student ID (starting with 500...)
- 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. In case of any queries, please print this form and bring it with you to each exam.
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, 6 December), we cannot guarantee that we can put in place your adjustments.
Students in Health Sciences: please contact your School for exam adjustments.
Early Start Room (Centrally administered examinations)
All students requiring 25% extra time alone, should sit their examinations in the Early Start Room.
Exam Support Room
Students who experience severe exam stress or who require comfort breaks may take their examinations in the Exam Support Room and should liaise direct with the Examinations Office in good time.
Deadlines for booking arrangements
Students requiring reasonable adjustments for examinations (for example, computer facilities, scribe, etc) must book in as soon as possible after the publication of the examination timetable (normally mid-November and 1st March). The final deadlines for making any reasonable adjustments for examinations are:
Friday 6th December 2019
Where students have prior notice of class exams, they have a responsibility to liaise with module organisers in good time to ensure that reasonable adjustments are in place.
Special Circumstances in Examinations and Assessment
For further information on examinations procedure please see https://www.bangor.ac.uk/student-administration/assessment/procs.php.en#circ
Rules Governing Examinations and Assessments
These are contained in the Student Guide. Also see Code of Practice on Inclusive Provision for Disabled Students.