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Frequently Asked Questions

 

I used to get exam arrangements. Will this carry on at University?

How do I check or change my exam arrangements?

How do I change my exam arrangements?

I need an extension for a piece of work due to my disability/dyslexia. What should I do?

How do I know when my exams are?

How do I find out where to go for my exams?

I have extra time for my exams, what happens if I go to the main examination room?

What should I do if I'm unwell or have other mitigating circumstances?

What should I do if I have an injury which will affect my writing ability during the exam?

 

I used to get exam arrangements. Will this carry on at University?

If you have had examination arrangements agreed previously (e.g. at school or college), these arrangements will not be automatically be approved by the University. It is your responsibility to contact Student Development and Well-being to book an appointment to discuss future arrangements. It is helpful if you can provide documentation giving details of the arrangements that were put in place at your school or college.

 

How do I check or change my exam arrangements?

You can check what reasonable adjustments have been agreed for your exams / class tests by accessing your Learning Support Plan.  Log into My Hope through Student Record Management.

If you cannot find the link or cannot see where your exam adjustments are listed in your Learning Support Plan, please contact Student Development and Well-being.

Please note that adjustments to Exam arrangements can only be considered if you have provided evidence of your disability / dyslexia to the Learning Support Team.

 

How do I change my exam arrangements?

If your examination arrangements need to be altered, you should contact the Student Development and Well-being team. You may need to provide additional evidence to support any requests for changes. Please note that late changes to exam arrangements cannot be agreed within 4 weeks of your exam.

 

I need an extension for a piece of work due to my disability/dyslexia. What should I do?

You need to speak to your course tutor from your department, giving them as much notice as possible and explaining the situation. Depending on your situation they may request some supporting evidence. They will then make a decision about whether or not they can offer an extension.

You can come one of our drop-in advice sessions for further advice if necessary.

 

How do I know when my exams are?

Refer to your individual exam timetable via the online Student Record Management system. The stated duration of the exam should include any agreed extra time (but not rest breaks).

 

How do I find out where to go for my exams?

Exam rooms are usually listed on your individual exam timetable, this includes shared classrooms designated as additional arrangements rooms. However, if it has been agreed for you to sit your exams in an individual room, the Learning Support team will contact you to advise you of the location. Please contact us if your exam timetable states that you are in the main hall, when you are supposed to be in a shared smaller room, or if you have not heard from us about your individual room.

 

I have extra time for my exams, what happens if I go to the main examination room?

Extra time /additional arrangements are not available in the main examination room. You can choose to sit your exam in the main exam room if you wish, but you will not receive any extra time nor any of the other adjustments that were agreed in your Learning Support Plan.

What should I do if I'm unwell or have other mitigating circumstances?

 

If you are unwell or have other mitigating circumstances which will affect your performance in the exam (e.g. family circumstances) then we advise you not to sit the exam.

Please note that if you choose to sit the exam then your result will count.

If you decide not to sit the exam you must submit evidence of your mitigating circumstances to the reception desk on the ground floor of the Gateway Building, Hope Park or email the evidence to exams@hope.ac.uk

This should be done within 2 weeks following the date of the exam.

If the examination panel is satisfied that you were absent from your exam(s) for good reason, you would normally be entitled to take the exams during the re-sit period in August and for it to be recorded as your first attempt.

 

What should I do if I have an injury which will affect my writing ability during the exam?

You must inform Student Administration immediately, email exams@hope.ac.uk or telephone:  0151 291 3331.

If you wish to sit the exam but with adjustments (e.g. use of a computer, extra time, rest breaks) you will need to speak to a Learning Support Adviser in Student Development and Well-being and provide them with medical evidence of your injury.

If you decide not to sit the exam, see section above about mitigating circumstances

Please note that if you choose to sit the exam then your result will count.

If you are unclear about what adjustments have been agreed or where you should go for your exams, please contact Student Development and Well-being as soon as possible.