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Mitigating Circumstances

During your studies you may have serious personal, medical or family problems that are outside your control and are affecting your ability to perform in an assessment/examination to your full potential or to complete an assignment by the set deadline. If you believe that this is happening to you, then it is your responsibility to let your School know as soon as possible.

Where this occurs you can apply for Mitigating Circumstances (MCs) to be taken into account and, depending on the nature of the problem, you could request a short term extension to an assignment submission date (for up to/ including10 working days) and/ or apply for a longer term extension, in which case the University will work with you to co-create a remedy to any difficulties you might be having, agreeing the appropriate support and adjustments required.

Mitigating Circumstances – short term extensions (up to / including 10 working days)

Where you have a temporary unexpected circumstance that means you are unable to complete a particular assignment on time you can apply for a short-term extension FOR UP TO AND INCLUDING 10 WORKING DAYS.

Find out more about MC short term extensions here


Mitigating Circumstances – long term extension / other remedies

Some students face significant unplanned and unforeseen events in their personal life which have a greater impact on their studies than can be solved by the use of a short term extension. If this applies to you, the University is ready to support you both with regard to your course and your personal wellbeing through the Mitigating Circumstances process.

Find out more about MC – long term extensions / other remedies here