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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 assessed. The Exceptional Circumstances Policy was introduced on 1 September 2019 and will replace the Mitigating Circumstances regulations.
For future assessments with deadlines on or before 30 September 2020, if you are unable to meet any deadline because you are affected by the current Covid-19 situation:
Please read this before submitting an application
If you are applying for an extension, wish to use the grace period or are self certifying for an in-class assessment, please use the Exceptional Circumstances Application Form.
Exceptional Circumstances Application Form »
You will need to provide evidence if you are applying for an extension, so please have it ready to upload to a Google Drive.
If you have any questions, please speak to your
Student Support Co-ordinator
Student Investigation and Resolution Team.
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.
Student Support Co-ordinators
will be able to give you further advice on the Exceptional Circumstances Policy.