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Reasonable adjustments at BU

BU will make reasonable adjustments to learning and assessment so that students with additional learning needs are not significantly disadvantaged compared with other students. All reasonable adjustments depend on each student's circumstances within the course being taken, so it is really important to contact the ALS office as soon as possible so that appropriate adjustments can be discussed and agreed with your faculty.

Samples of the reasonable adjustments it may be possible to make at BU include:

  • Session materials 48 hours in advance to deconstruct and process before each lecture
  • Use of a digital recorder to record lectures and seminars
  • Mentors to assist with and personal study
  • Wheelchair access and table/desk risers
  • Printed materials in large font and/or coloured paper
  • Specialist software
  • Readers and/or scribes for exams
  • Exam questions in accessible formats
  • Extra time and/or rest breaks in exams and timed assessments
  • Alternative assessments
  • Flagging of scripts to denote the use of Marking Guidelines
  • Non-subject specific study skills support.
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Learning and disability support

If you have an additional learning requirement or need any kind of assistance during exams contact the Additional Learning Support team.