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Extenuating Circumstances

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Extenuating Circumstances
by Student and Programme Centre - Monday, 20 November 2017, 9:33 AM

Extenuating circumstances are exceptional circumstances outside your control which have prevented you from performing in assessment at the level expected or from undertaking the assessment.

If you are experiencing difficult circumstances then we recommend you speak to your Programme Leader, Personal Tutor, the Student Advice & Guidance team or the Students’ Union.

Any extenuating circumstances claim needs to be submitted within ten working days of the date of submission or examination and must be supported by evidence of the extenuating circumstance. It should be submitted to the Student & Programmes Centre.

The form and guidance notes to help with its completion can be found on MyUni Portal.

Please be advised that, if you have received a mark for a piece of work and subsequently have an EC claim approved, any marks received for that work will be cancelled and the mark will be reset to 0. You will not be permitted to keep any marks you have received for a piece of work. Instead, you will be allowed to resubmit work or resit the examination as if it was the original submission/attempt; therefore if you have ECs accepted for a first attempt you will be able to receive an uncapped mark. Please note that if you have ECs accepted for a second/third attempt, your mark will still be capped at 40 but the attempt will have been protected.

If you have a long term condition, it may be more suitable to work with your Programme Team to develop a Learning Plan. The University deadlines for Learning Plans are:

  • For two semester programmes: Friday 12 January 2018
  • For trimester, fast track and PG programmes: Friday 11 May 2018

If you have any individual needs requirements for examinations, please be advised that these are dependent upon students’ assessment of needs. The deadline for the receipt of any requested amendments for the January 2018 exams is 1 December 2017. For further information you should contact the University’s Inclusion Team,

For further information regarding the policy and procedure and learning plans, please contact SPC by email  or Support and guidance on completion of the forms and evidential standards is available from the Students’ Union.

Please note that students should make themselves aware of guidance provided on the procedure which can be accessed from the MyUni Portal from the following link:

Sent on behalf of the Student & Programmes Centre: Assessment Team.