Mitigating Circumstances

The University defines ‘mitigating circumstances’ as: circumstances that are acute, severe, unforeseen and outside a student’s control, that occur immediately before or during the assessment period in question.

To submit a mitigating circumstances claim, you must complete a Mitigating Circumstances Claim Form and submit to your Student Hub by the appropriate deadline. The deadline for submission of a claim is four weeks from the published submission date of the assignment or the date of the exam.

If you have fallen outside of the deadline to submit a Mitigating Circumstances Claim, then you may submit a Mitigating Circumstances Appeal, however you would need to provide good reason for why you did not engage with a Mitigating Circumstances Claim.

Click here for the form and further guidance on a Mitigating Circumstances Appeal

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the Casework Adviser at