Individual Exam Arrangements

What is a modified assessment provision? (MAP)

Modified assessment provisions are designed to give equality of access to students who may be disadvantaged due to dyslexia or disability when being assessed under time constraints. They can be made for any written time constrained assessment that contributes towards a final mark for a module.

If you receive modified assessment provisions your examination timetable will be emailed to you. Your exams will either be on a one-to-one basis (one invigilator, one candidate in their own room) or held in smaller venues.

N.B: Certain medical situations may require you consume snacks or a drink. If you are using a computer, you may not take any drinks to your workstation however you can have a drink on a separate table, at a designated area in the room.

Students guide to modified assessment provisions (PDF).

Covid-19 and impact on exams

There will be no face-to-face, invigilated examinations until further notice. Alternative assessment arrangements have been put in place.

Many of these assessments have been designed to be inclusive and therefore replace the need for Modified Assessment Provisions (MAPs). If you have Modified Assessments Provisions outlined on your Student Support Document, these are likely to be incorporated into the assessment structure, allowing accessibility to all.

Further details about your own assessments will be provided by your faculty as soon as they are available. Please note, arrangements may vary from one course to another.

How do I get assessed?

You'll need to contact Disability Services to get properly assessed before any provisions can be put in place for you.

It's really important that you contact Disability Services early in each term so that they have time to organise your provision.  They need to record the details of all MAPs on the student record system so that they can be actioned for formal examinations.  Usually this needs to be in November for January exams and in January for May exams.

However, if for whatever reason you do not make the deadlines, you should still go to Disability Services to be assessed as your provision will then be in place for your future exams and in-class tests.

'Own room' (OR) provision

If your modified assessment provision is for your own room (OR) and you are unable to attend an exam it is your responsibility to advise the Examinations Timetabling Office (details below) - not your School or Faculty Office - as soon as possible.  

If you do not attend an exam for which an 'own room' has been scheduled and you haven't given the Examinations Timetabling Office advance warning you will be required to pay for the cost of hiring the invigilator.

Please note that if you are not in your own room you do not need to inform the Examinations Timetabling Office that you are unable to attend an exam.

Disability Services

At Disability Services the word 'disability' covers a wide range of conditions including:
  • physical or sensory impairments
  • mental health difficulties, such as depression
  • specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia
  • health conditions, such as Alzheimer's, HIV, epilepsy, arthritis and cancer.
For more information on the services offered and for contact information please visit the Disability Services website.

Disability Services are open all year 08:30-17:00 Monday to Thursday and 08.30-16.30 Friday in the Student Hub.

Useful contacts:

Disability Services

Website: Disability Services
Telephone: +44 1752 587676

Examination Timetabling Office



You can find more information about our policies relating to equality by visiting the Equality and Diversity web site.