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We've introduced a new policy for students who are experiencing unexpected, short-term problems that are affecting their ability to study or be assessment. The Exceptional Circumstances Policy was introduced on 1 September 2019 and will replace the Mitigating Circumstances regulations.
There are a small group of modules that started before the 1 September 2019, but which will not be examined until after this date. Many of these modules are postgraduate dissertation modules, though there are modules on courses with a January intake. If you are studying on one of these modules you should have received an email to let you know that these modules will be examined under the old mitigating circumstances regulations.
Any modules that you start after 1 September 2019 will be examined under the new Exceptional Circumstances Policy.
The University has a policy in place for students who are experiencing exceptional circumstances that are affecting their ability to study or undertake assessment.
We consider exceptional circumstances to:
All three elements of the definition must be met in order to substantiate a claim for exceptional circumstances.
Your Student Support Co-ordinators will be able to give you further advice on the Exceptional Circumstances Policy.