The University of Bolton Student Services

Disability Services

Examination Adjustments



The Disability Services department can ask your academic department to implement adjustments for timed written examinations if this is needed as an adjustment for your specific learning difficulty, medical condition or mental health condition. Adjustments applied would be individual to you and appropriate for your disability.

Examples of possible adjustments can include:

  • Extra time
  • Audio version of questions
  • Question and answer paper on coloured paper.
  • Enlarged font sizes / adapted formats.
  • Separate room
  • Use of laptop
  • Rest breaks
  • Adjusted seating for ergonomic reasons.

If you feel you need adjustments for written examinations or want to discuss this further please get in touch with disability services to make an appointment with a Disability Advisor.