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Extenuating Circumstances

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EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES

If something arises that is unforeseen and short term, and means you are unable to attend university or submit assessments, you may be eligible for extenuating circumstances.

There are two types of extenuating circumstance requests you can make:

A late submission request will allow you to submit an assessment up to five working days after the original deadline, with no penalty. 

A deferred submission will allow you to submit an assessment at the next available opportunity, with no penalty. 

You can read more from the University about extenuating circumstances including the EC panel dates here

HOW TO APPLY FOR EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES

  1. Read and understand the University's Extenuating Circumstances process. Make sure the reason for which you are applying is covered by the process.
  2. Decide whether you would like to apply for an extension or a deferral.
  3. Begin to gather evidence. Remember that medical evidence may come with a waiting time 
  4. Book an appointment with the Advice Service using the form below, for support with preparation, evidence gathering, and at any meetings you may attend. 
  5. If the Extenuating Circumstances for which you are applying is causing significant stress. you can contact the Student Hub for pastoral and welfare support. 

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Please Note: All advice appointments are currently being offered online, by phone or by email. Due to the high volume of cases at the moment, the advice service is at capacity. We are still accepting cases but will be prioritising time-sensitive cases until further notice.