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Faith-provision for all examinations except those assessed by thesis and oral

This allows candidates to apply to the Student Registry for reasonable alternative examination arrangements to be made where the scheduled examination period coincides with a student’s religious observance. Students must submit a completed self-declaration form to the Student Registry, by published deadlines, countersigned by the College.  The Student Registry will consider the application and either seek to amend the timetable or, where this is not possible, discuss alternative arrangements with the College.  Where faculties and departments prepare their own timetable, we shall pass the information on for them to consider in accordance with the policy.

The deadlines for 2017-18 are as follows

University Examination Period Deadline for receipt of form
Lent term 2018 Monday 16 October 2017
Easter term 2018 Monday 6 November 2017
Medical and Veterinary re-sits (September 2018) Monday 11 June 2018

Making a request for Examination Arrangements for students on Undergraduate and certain Postgraduate courses

There are guidelines for staff on how to apply for Examination Arrangements for students on Undergraduate and certain Postgraduate courses obtainable by following the link below. We also prepare guidelines for students too and these are included below for your information.

The postgraduate courses include (but is not limited to) the Master of Business Admninistration, Master of Finance, Master of Law, Master of Corporate Law, Master of Advanced Study. If you are not sure if these rules apply, please email for advice.

Making a Request for a Special Examination Arrangement for a Graduate Student

Please note that Examination Arrangements for Graduate Students only relate to examinations undertaken by Graduate Students for graduate qualifications; that is, the PhD, MSc, MLitt, MPhil, MRes, MSt, Certificate of Postgraduate Study (CPGS) and Graduate Diplomas in Economics, Legal Studies and International Law.

The college tutor needs to email their request for an examination arrangement to the Student Registry. A medical note from the students' GP, counsellor or college nurse will be required if the application is being made on medical grounds.

The application also needs to be made on CamSIS (refer to section 15 and 15.1 of the CamSIS User Guide) - CamSIS User Guide.

The Board will let the college and all interested parties know the result of the application once the request has been considered.

See also Special Examination Arrangements for Graduate Students

Alternative Modes of Assessment (AMA)

The Alternative Modes of Assessment (AMA) process is for students where the standard examination access arrangements available do not adequately address the specific, substantial disadvantage experienced by a disabled student.

In order to make an application, the Code of Practice: Reasonable adjustments for Disabled Students should be consulted and can be found here.

To support the process, the following are also available:

The College must submit a completed application form and the student consent form to initiate the AMA process. It is expected that the College and student will have read the Code of Practice: Reasonable adjustments for Disabled students as well as the user guide prior to an application being submitted.

Examination Warnings


Any exams queries should be directed to the Student Registry (