Exams and assessments

Exams and assessments should be a fair test of your knowledge and what you are able to do. For some students, the usual exam format may not be suitable and, if this is the case, reasonable adjustments can be made. 

These will be individual based on any previous exam arrangements you may have had or on your specific needs. To make sure we're being fair, we always ask for evidence of a disability/medical or mental health condition before making reasonable adjustments.The deadlines for requesting reasonable adjustments for exams are as follows:

  • Semester 1 Friday 26 November 2021
  • Semester 1 resits Friday 4 March 2022
  • Semester 2 Friday 18 March 2022
  • Semester 2 resits Friday 27 May 2022

You should contact your disability or dyslexia adviser prior to the above deadlines to ensure that your request is submitted. Please email us for further information or to request reasonable adjustments for exams.

Email: disabilitysupport@brookes.ac.uk or dyslexiaspld@brookes.ac.uk


Exam arrangements for disabled students

Adjustments for exams will require formal evidence of need for example, a letter from your GP or a copy of your diagnostic assessment report.

If you need any adjustments for your exams and have not yet agreed these with an adviser, you should contact disabilitysupport@brookes.ac.uk or dyslexiaspld@brookes.ac.uk We strongly suggest that you contact us by Week 6 and no later than Friday 29 October in Semester 1.

Please allow plenty of time for your request to be processed before the Exams Office deadline 

Coursework extensions

Oxford Brookes encourages all students to plan their time and meet deadlines, however sometimes you may find it impossible to meet a deadline for reasons beyond your control. If this happens, you need to contact your Module Leader or Academic Adviser for advice.

You are required to complete the Exceptional Circumstances Form available in your Student Information.

If the reason is related to your disability, the Inclusive Support Service may be able to support your case.