Assessment adjustments Assessment adjustments

Visit the Disability Team in Student Services if you need an assessment adjustment for course tests or exams.


  • You might benefit from an assessment adjustment if you have a disability, long term illness, or an injury that adversely affects your ability to write your exam
  • Examples of assessment adjustments include extra time, a small exam room or use of a computer or scribe for your exam
  • You should present the relevant medical notes to the Disability Team when you apply


Contact the Disability Team




  • There are six conditions that the UEA considers to be an SpLD: dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD(H)D, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Markers are expected to mark in accordance with marking guidelines. The key requirement is that markers do not penalise for errors in spelling, syntax, word order or expression but focus marking on the student’s knowledge, understanding and academic argument. Detailed information is included in the:

    SpLD Marking Guidelines


The Student Support Service has detailed information on how the SpLD sticker helps you with assessments.

Concessions Concessions

If there are circumstances that have affected or will affect your examination performance (e.g. personal, medical), you can apply for a concession. You can also apply for a concession to have extra materials if you have a disability (e.g. coloured paper, extra paper, use of a computer, use of a scribe, rest breaks). The Student Support Service has more information to help you.

To apply for a concession, submit an Extenuating Circumstances (EC) request via e:Vision. This can be done before or immediately after your exam.

In most cases, the concession applied for is the Delayed First Sit.

Submitting an EC Request on e:Vision