Mitigating circumstances

If a recognisably serious or significant event beyond your control has affected your health or personal life and as a result you are, or have been, unable to submit or attend an assessment on time - you need to let us know. This process is known across all our academic programmes as requesting 'mitigating circumstances'.

You should make a mitigating circumstances request no later than 7 calendar days after the assessment deadline or the date of a time-bound assessment or exam. If there are exceptional circumstances that stop you from making the request during this time frame, contact your school to let them know the circumstances.

We recommend that you complete your mitigating circumstances request (within the deadline) when you have all your evidence ready to upload with it. If you can't submit your evidence when you complete the form, you’ll need to explain why and send the evidence to us afterwards by email.

Further details can be found in the Mitigating Circumstances Policy (PDF, 533KB).

Please read the information on these pages carefully before requesting mitigating circumstances, so your circumstances can be fairly and consistently considered and the appropriate outcome can be reached.

Making a mitigating circumstances request

You can make a mitigating circumstances request on MyStudentRecord. Once you have logged in, click on the 'My Requests' tab.

If you cannot see the 'My Requests' tab (this may be because you are a Study Abroad, Erasmus or ELTU student; or a staff member on the PG Certificate in Academic and Professional Practice) you can make your mitigating circumstances request by completing the form (Word, 51.4KB) and submitting, along with your evidence, to the school where the module is taught.