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Examination Arrangements for Students with Dyslexia, Disabilities or Ill Health
contact: Amareen Hussain, Examinations Officer, Registry and Academic Services (students with dyslexia)
Philip Ross, Examinations Officer, Registry and Academic Services (students with disabilities or ill health)
1. The UCL Board of Examiners has established a Sub-Committee on Special Assessment Arrangements to consider applications for special provision as well as to advise on policy matters relating to candidates with dyslexia, disabilities or ill health.
Special provision on the grounds of dyslexia
2. All candidates who wish to apply for special assessment arrangements on the grounds of dyslexia, even if they have had a recent diagnostic assessment outside UCL, must undergo an assessment of the effects of their dyslexia conducted by UCL. Such candidates should register with Student Disability Services and are required to arrange an assessment appointment as soon as possible and no later than the end of the second term for the main summer term examination period, or six weeks before any examinations or tests, for which special arrangements are sought, outside that period.
3. Candidates granted additional writing/reading time or use of a pc/laptop will sit their examinations in the appropriate special facility venue.
4. The provision granted by the Panel will normally stand for the duration of the candidate’s programme of study.
Special provision on grounds other than dyslexia
5. All candidates who wish to apply for special assessment arrangements as a result of a disability or ill health should make an application to UCL. Application forms must be submitted, together with relevant medical evidence, to the Examinations Section by the end of the second term for the main summer term examination period, or six weeks before any examinations or tests, for which special arrangements are sought, outside that period. Only applications from candidates with sudden illness or accidental injury will be considered after this date.
6. Candidates who require use of supportive furniture or other specialist equipment should ensure this information is included in his/her application.
7. Candidates granted additional writing/reading time, rest breaks, or use of a pc/laptop will sit their examinations in the appropriate special facility venue where medical attention will be available if required.
8. Candidates granted the use of a reader, an amanuensis, or whose special needs make it inappropriate for them to sit in one of the centrally organised special facility venues, are required to sit their examinations in departmental accommodation, under departmental supervision.
9. The provision granted by the Panel will normally be allowed either for a given assessment, a specified period or for the duration of the candidate’s programme of study.
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