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Extenuating Circumstances

Extenuating Circumstances (ECs) are defined as circumstances which are unexpected, significantly disruptive and beyond your control, and which may have affected your ability to meet an assessment deadline or the level of your performance at assessment. If you are having difficulties, you may be able to submit an Extenuating Circumstances claim.

2017-18 Extenuating Circumstances Regulations

Extenuating Circumstances and Time Out Regulations 17-18 (PDF 176KB)

How to make a claim


Please read the guidance document before submitting your EC claim on the below form. If you require supporting evidence from a medical practitioner please download the guidance document and take it with you to your appointment:

If you are completing a stage/year of your course that commenced prior to September 2017, please use the 16/17 form below:

Requesting time out from your studies


You may be able to take time out from your studies under certain circumstances but you should consult the guidance below as there are some restrictions: