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 (link below) and submit it to your Student Hub by the appropriate deadline. 

The deadline for submission of a claim is two 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 before the deadline.

Click here for the form and further guidance on Mitigating Circumstances.


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



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