Impaired Performance Request

Students who have taken an examination or time-specific assessment, but experienced an issue during or close to that date which affected their performance may make an Impaired Performance request for:  

  • A further chance to take an examination or time-specific assessment (at the next available opportunity).

If your request is approved, you will not receive a mark for the assessment(s) you have applied for and must take it again on the agreed date to achieve a mark for that assessment.

To make this request, you must provide appropriate supporting professional evidence with your form; if you submit your form without evidence, it will be declined.

For further guidance please see the following FAQs:

This request is designed for issues of a short-term nature (e.g. affecting you for a few weeks) which occurred close to your assessment date and therefore affected your performance in it. You therefore need to submit the request:

  • no more than 7 days after you have taken your assessment.

If you have not yet attempted your assessment, you should complete an Evidence-Based Extension request instead.

You cannot make an application after you have received your marks or feedback for the assessment or once a Board of Examiners has met to confirm your results for that assessment.

To check if your reason for request is acceptable under the University’s procedures please read Reasons for which Extenuating Circumstances can be approved. 

If you need advice about whether you are eligible to make a request, you should speak to your Programme Team or a Student Health & Wellbeing Adviser as soon as possible

Please note: A further chance to take your examination or time-specific assessment is not an automatic right. For your request to be approved you must have an acceptable reason, apply on time and provide appropriate professional evidence with your form.

You will need to complete the word form below, and ensure you submit it with your supporting professional evidence within 7 days of your assessment deadline or date.

To complete this form, you will need:

  • Your student ID number (this can be found on your Smartcard)
  • All relevant module titles and codes (module codes start with the letter 'M' and are a maximum of 9 digits in length; these can be found on the Module Blackboard or in your Programme Handbook)
  • Your assessment date(s)
  • Your evidence - you must provide appropriate supporting professional evidence with your form; if you submit your form without evidence, it will be declined. For further information on what type of evidence you should supply click here

You should submit this form by email to your Programme Administrator.

If you are in the Faculty of Health & Wellbeing please attach and send your form directly to

If you are a combined honours student you should send your form to the administrators for each subject.

If you are unsure where to send your form, please check your module blackboard, Programme Handbook or ask the i-zone.


Download Impaired Performance Request Form

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Last edited: 22/05/2018 09:36:00