Academic Affairs

Problems completing exams and assessments

There are university processes in place to help you if you find that illness or other personal circumstances are affecting your exams or other assessments

Contact the LMH Academic Office ( if you need any guidance or support.

Summary of university processes and submitting MCEs:

Guidance for mitigating circumstances (MCE):

How to complete student impact statement for MCEs:

Information about extensions, excusal, withdrawal and resubmission:

ICT Support:

Alternative exam arrangements

If you have a disability or long-term health condition, you can apply for alternative exam arrangements (if appropriate) after registering with the Oxford Disability Advisory Service (DAS)

To contact the LMH disability support coordinator (Clare Atkin), email

Information about alternative exam arrangements:

Information about registering with the DAS:

Please be aware that the deadline for applying for alternative exam arrangements in Trinity 2021 passed on 31stMarch 2021

Last minute exam adjustments for acute conditions

In accordance to the deadlines published in the exams and assessment framework, it will not be possible to fulfil any exam adjustment request submitted within the 5 working days prior a student’s exams starting during Trinity term 2021. This includes adjustments to mode of completion, for which the deadline was 31 March 2021, and for late diagnosis of conditions, such as SpLD.​ 

Owing to the bespoke configuration required in Inspera to reflect extra time adjustments and the social distancing and cleaning measures in place for the small number of in-person exams, it will not be possible to facilitate any last minute adjustments.

Students experiencing difficulties sitting their exams are advised to:​

  • continue with exams as planned (without adjustment)​ and submit a mitigating circumstances notice to examiners if they feel their exams were impacted
  • attend some exams if that is appropriate and seek excusal for from those that will be missed/unable to sit (via Proctors)​
  • suspend or withdraw from exams to take at another opportunity when adjustments can be put in place (noting implications for course progression or completion).