During the course of your degree programme you might be faced with personal, medical or family problems that are outside your control. If such problems occur, you may wish to make the University aware of your situation by submitting an exceptional circumstances request. It is advisable to get in touch at your earliest convenience to seek support.
Please contact academic support (module leader/personal tutor) to discuss your circumstances and decide if an exceptional circumstances request is needed or whether a coursework extension is a feasible alternative.
An exceptional circumstances request, if approved, delays submission until the next assessment period and is likely to require you to submit a different piece of work from the one you are working on.
To apply for an exceptional circumstances request:
- Log into your Student Record and apply using Submit Request, then
Exceptional circumstances requests must be submitted no more than fifteen (15) working days after the assessment submission date and at least five (5) working days before the Board of Examiners.
NOTE - You can only submit an exceptional circumstances request if you have not already submitted your assessment or sat your exam. If you have submitted/sat your assessment, please see the guidance here.
For further guidance on how to submit an exceptional circumstances request, please contact the Student Cases Team.
Contact number: 01707 285858
We are available during following times:
Tuesdays: 10am – 12pm
Thursdays: 2pm – 4pm.