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Extenuating Circumstances 2015/16 Information for all students

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Extenuating Circumstances 2015/16 Information for all students
by Katie Cunningham - Thursday, 8 October 2015, 5:00 PM


What are ECs?


The University defines extenuating circumstances as:

‘Extenuating Circumstances are circumstances, normally exceptional and outside the control of the student, which have prevented him/her from performing in assessment at the level expected or required of him/her or from undertaking the assessment.’

Please be advised that the University has updated its policy and procedure regarding Extenuating Circumstances for the 2015/16 academic year. The main change to the policy is that if a student has received a mark for a piece of work and subsequently has an EC claim approved, any marks received for that work will be cancelled and the mark will be reset to 0.

Guidance regarding the evidential standards to support claims has also been updated and students should make themselves aware of this.

For further information regarding the policy and procedure, please contact SPC or Support and guidance on completion of the forms and evidential standards is available from the Student Guild.

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