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Despite the closure of the Student Services Centre in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, staff are working remotely and still able to assist and support across the University. Please continue to submit and / or request changes to Exam Access Arrangements (EAA) applications. Evidence will still be required to support such a request and will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

If you have any queries regarding EAA applications or Adjusted Modes of Assessments (AMA), please email exam.arrangements@admin.cam.ac.uk 

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

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

Making a request for Examination Arrangements for other Postgraduate courses (Research programmes)

Adjusted Modes of Assessment (AMA)

Examination Warnings

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 attempt 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 2020/2021 are as follows:

University Examination Period Deadline for receipt of form
Lent term 2021 Monday 19 October 2020
Easter term 2021 Monday 2 November 2020
Medical and Veterinary re-sits (September 2021) Monday 7 June 2021

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 the Master of Business Administration, Master of Finance, Master of Law, Master of Corporate Law and Master of Advanced Study. Following the dissolution of the Board of Graduate Studies from 1 October 2020, this guidance also applies to the MPhil by Advanced Study, Master of Research, Master of Education, other Master of Studies degrees and the Certificate of Postgraduate Study (CPGS) and Postgraduate Diplomas in Economics, Legal Studies and International Law. If you are not sure if this guidance applies, please email exam.arrangements@admin.cam.ac.uk for advice.

Making a request for Examination Arrangements for other Postgraduate courses (Research programmes) 

Please note that this section refers to arrangements for the oral examination and refers to examinations for the MPhil degree (by thesis and oral only), MLitt degree, MSc degree, PhD degree and the Certificate of Postgraduate Study.

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) will make recommendations for access arrangements where requested by Degree Committees for students who have disclosed a disability via existing mechanisms or via disclosure directly to the DRC (normally as a result of initial application disclosure). Where a degree committee requires advice or recommendations from the DRC in relation to appropriate examination access arrangements, a request should be emailed to the DRC.

It should be noted that recommendations from the DRC are advisory. The Degree Committee or Postgraduate Committee may decide whether recommendations are appropriate and reasonable.

The college tutor needs to email their request for an examination arrangement to the Student Registry, acting on behalf of the Postgraduate Committee. 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 the Online guide - Exam Access Arrangements - CamSIS Training).

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

Adjusted Modes of Assessment (AMA)

The Adjusted 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 guidance notes prior to an application being submitted.

Examination Warnings

Any exams queries should be directed to the Student Registry (exam.arrangements@admin.cam.ac.uk)