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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 (also referred to as 'special examination 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.

The Degree Committee should email any requests to the main DRC email: and be headed 'Request for research-only exam access arrangement recommendations', with the name of the student/students clearly identified in the email header. The name of the individual to whom the recommendations are to be sent should be clearly identifiable within the email.
The appropriate DRC Disability Adviser will then send the recommendations by email to the Degree Committee within the existing Student Support Document template which contains a section for examination recommendations.
It should be noted that sufficient time should be allocated to allow the appropriate recommendation to be considered and communicated. A minimum of three weeks should be allowed.

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.