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Extenuating Circumstances

Extenuating circumstances are serious, unforeseen circumstances which are beyond your control and which negatively impact your ability to fully engage with the academic requirements of your course. If you are unable to complete assignments or attend required classes/exams due to unforeseen circumstances, you can make an extenuating circumstances application. Illness, bereavement or other serious personal or emotional circumstances are some examples of circumstances which might be considered extenuating.

If your application is successful you will be supported to complete your module(s) without additional tuition fees and without an academic penalty. If you have any further questions about how your fees may be affected by 

You should note, however, that short extensions (up to 10 working days) can be requested via the Late Submission of Coursework policy. 

Before making an application, you can read more about Extenuating Circumstances here on the Student Desk website (including links to the policy and the policy guide). You may also wish to reach out to your college/school office or Student Adviser if you have any questions about the process.

Extenuating Circumstances applications are made via the Programme Services tab in SISweb and all applications must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation.

If you have a query about the status of any extenuating circumstances application you make, please reach out to the relevant college/school office.

Extenuating Circumstances application guide

For guidance on completing an Extenuating Circumstances application, please have a look at this short video.