This flowchart describes the process for applying for Extenuating Circumstances.
Your extenuating circumstances request must be made by submitting an Extenuating Circumstances Request form with evidence, where required, by email to your Programme Administrator, unless you are on a Health and Social Care programme (where you should submit the form to one of the following, as appropriate):
You may make a request that covers all assessments which are due either within a 7 calendar day period (if you are requesting self-certification via Option 1) or are/were due in a 14 calendar day period for all other types of request. If you believe any assessments after this time are likely to be affected, you will need to submit a later request to cover these.
Only the specific assessments you include on your form will be considered; the University will not apply extenuating circumstances to assessments you have not specifically requested.
If you are studying on a combined honours programme, or taking a starred module, you should not submit separate request forms for each subject (if assessments from both subjects have been affected). Instead you should complete one form which includes all assessments from both subject areas and forward a copy to both Programme Administrators at the same time. Please note: this is particularly important regarding ‘self-certification’, as each form submitted will count as one of your 2 available requests, regardless of whether they pertain to the same period of time.
You should ensure that in your personal statement you complete all 4 sections so as to clearly explain the difficulties you have been experiencing and how these have impacted upon your studies. It is important to provide a clear timeline of events and, for Options 1 and 2 on the form, indicate the length of extension you would wish for; please note however that all extensions are subject to consideration and there is no guarantee the length of time requested will be granted.