Swansea University

22. Special Provision

22.1

A candidate requiring special provision for his/her coursework or examination shall submit a written application, in the first instance, to the Head of College (or his/her nominee) who shall consult the Head of Student Services (or the appropriate University officer) as soon as possible.  The application shall be supported by documentary evidence.  The Head of College or nominee, in consultation with the Head of Student Services (or appropriate University officer) is permitted to disregard requests for special provision if not supported by appropriate documentary evidence.

22.2

If the Head of College or nominee is informed that a candidate should receive special provision, he/she shall forward the application, supported by copies of documentary evidence, to the Head of Student Services (or the appropriate University officer) as soon as possible.  In the case of candidates with dyslexia, a report which is dated within three years of the date of entry of the candidate to the programme of study must be received from a qualified psychologist experienced in working with dyslexic adults or from someone with a qualification from a professional training course involving assessing adults with dyslexia.

22.3

Any candidate requiring special provision or special consideration for his/her coursework or examination due to unforeseen circumstances shall inform the Head of College or nominee as soon as possible. It shall be presumed that, unless the College received details of extenuating circumstances and a request for an extension, that the student was not unduly affected in the preparation of the assessment in question.

If appropriate, suitable arrangements shall be made by the Head of College or nominee in consultation with the candidate.