Individual Examination Arrangements (on-campus exams)

Photograph of the Great Hall in exam set up.

London Metropolitan University aims to ensure that all students have the opportunity to demonstrate the achievement of learning outcomes in examinations and that any barriers presented due to their disability are removed. 

Your exams may take place remotely or on-campus.  Follow our step by step process to ensure that you know:

  • The date and time that each of your exams is scheduled to take place. 
  • Where each of your exams is scheduled to take place. 
  • How the exam adjustments noted in your INAR will operate if your exam/s are to take place remotely.  

Step 1: Identify if your exam/s are to take place on-campus or remotely.

Please refer to Exam Track (after the exam timetable has been publish for the next assessment window) to identify if your exam is to take place on-campus or remotely.  

If your exam is scheduled to take place remotely, please see our webpage 'Individual Examination Arrangements (remote examinations)' for guidance.

Step 2: If your exam is to take on-campus

Please refer to our guidance below to ensure that: 

  • You are registered with DDS and have an Individual Needs Assessment Report (INAR) in place. 
  • You have requested your exam adjustments before the deadline for each exam / assessment period.

If you are registered with DDS and have requested your exam adjustments before the deadline for each exam / assessment period you will receive a personal timetable via email that will indicate when and where your on-campus exam/s will take place.  This will be sent to your University email account.  

Step 3: Check your INAR

Students can view their INAR at any time through Evision.

  • Log into Evision and find the link 'View adjustments currently in place (INAR)'.
  • Click on the link to download a PDF of your current INAR.

Note: If this link is missing or broken, please contact DDS.  Please see DDS webpages for further information concerning INARs

DDS Contact Details: +44 (0)20 7320 2848 / studentservices@londonmet.ac.uk

If you have a diagnosed disability or difficulty that is likely to impact your exam performance then you can apply for Individual Exam Arrangements. This includes:

  • Students with a disability as defined under the Equality Act (2010).
  • Students with a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD).

We are also able to recommend Individual Exam Arrangements for temporary illnesses or injuries such as a broken arm. Students should contact the DDS to meet with a DDS Advisor to discuss their needs and provide appropriate medical evidence. Temporary Individual Exam Arrangements apply to individual exam periods. 

Students are assessed according to their needs and in light of the supporting medical evidence. Arrangements are bespoke and will vary from student to student. Arrangements may include some of the following:

  • Use of a computer
  • Coloured overlays
  • 25% extra time

and occasionally:

  • A scribe or amanuensis
  • A reader
  • Additional time for rest breaks

The arrangements will reflect your normal method of working and will aim to ensure barriers to exams presented by your disability are removed. They are not designed to give you an advantage or impact upon the integrity of the exam.

Students should register with the DDS so that all aspects of support can be considered, including appropriate Individual Exam Arrangements. Contact the DDS well before the examination period as you will need to meet with a Disability Advisor to be assessed. In the appointment, your Disability Advisor will review your documentary evidence and discuss appropriate examination arrangements with you.

You will need to provide one of the following:

  • Recent (within the last 12 months) medical evidence outlining the nature of your diagnosis and the impact on your studies.
  • A post 16 Educational Psychologist diagnostic report for SpLD.

Students must apply to DDS for examination arrangements ahead of the exam periods. Students must submit an IEA request (previously called an M1 form) ahead of each examination period confirming that you will be sitting forthcoming exams and that you require your arrangements to be put into place. 

To complete your IEA request, log into Evision and complete the IEA request task. This will be available shortly before the exam period. Do not worry, the DDS will send an email reminder to submit your IEA request form. Remember to check your University email account regularly to avoid missing important notifications, including those concerning your exams and the IEA request task.  

You must submit your IEA request to the exams office for 2021/22 by: 

January exams - submit by 29th November 2021

May exams - submit by 29th March 2022

Retake period - submit by TBC  

In addition to this, you will also need to ensure that you have been assessed and submitted suitable medical evidence to the DDS by:

January exams - 15th November 2021.

May exams - 14th March 2022

Retake period - TBC

However, if for whatever reason you do not make the deadline for the forthcoming exams you should still go to DDS to be assessed as your provision will then be in place for your future exams.

LPC and CPE exams: 

IEA request deadlines for LPC exams

December exams - submit by 29th November 2021

February / March exams - submit by 25th January 2022

June exams - submit by 9th May 2022

August exams - submit by TBC

IEA request deadlines for CPE exams

June exams - submit by 9th May 2022

August exams - submit by TBC

In addition to this, you will also need to ensure that you have been assessed and submitted suitable medical evidence to the DDS no later than two weeks before the IEA request deadlines noted above.  However, if for whatever reason you do not make the deadline for the forthcoming exams you should still go to DDS to be assessed as your provision will then be in place for your future exams.

If you have a permanent disability or difficulty, your arrangements will remain in place for the duration of your course at the University.  

If you had an arrangement as an undergraduate and you are returning as a postgraduate or to another mode or course of study, you will need to reapply. You may need to provide new supporting evidence.

Individual Exam Arrangements are stated in your Individual Needs Assessment Report (INAR) which can be viewed on Evision.

Disabilities and Dyslexia Service (DDS) contact details

+44 (0)20 7320 2848

9:00am to 5:00pm 

Monday to Friday

Tower Building

166-220 Holloway Road
London
N7 8DB

 

 

Room: TM1-33

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