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What are extenuating circumstances?

Extenuating Circumstances are circumstances which  

  • impair your examination performance prevent you from attending examinations or other types of assessment, or
  • prevent you from submitting coursework or other assessed work by the scheduled deadline date, or within 24 hours of the deadline date

Such circumstances rarely occur and would normally be

  • unforeseeable -  in that you could have no prior knowledge of the event concerned, and
  • unpreventable -  in that you could do nothing reasonably in your power to prevent such an event, and
  • expected to have a serious impact on performance

You are expected to make reasonable plans to take into account commonly occurring circumstances (such as transport or computer problems) even those which, on occasion, may have been unforeseeable and unpreventable.

Making a claim

To download the form, and to see deadlines, log in to the Extenuation Information page (Sharepoint link).

The formal procedures governing Extenuating Circumstances can be found in the Manual of General Regulations Part 6.

Annual Reports on Extenuation